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Third foot and mouth outbreak in the UK in a week

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Third foot and mouth outbreak in the UK in a week


Another case of foot and mouth has been confirmed in the United Kingdom. It brings to three the number of farms affected in the past seven days.

The bad news was confirmed after routine blood tests on sheep. The animals had not been showing any symptoms of the disease.

All three farms involved in this latest outbreak are inside a three-kilometre exclusion zone in the county of Surrey. The zone was established as a precautionary measure.

Livestock at the farm, which included cows, pigs and sheep, have all been destroyed.

The latest outbreak has sparked fears that more farms have been infected.

Tests are now being carried out on other animals in the area.

The EU ban on UK meat exports remains in place.

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