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Foot-and-mouth controls should tighten

by 5m Editor
23 December 2004, at 12:00am

UK - Nearly four years since Britain's farms were ravaged by foot-and-mouth disease, the country could still do more to thwart a repeat outbreak, according to the Royal Society. Four million sheep, cows and other animals were slaughtered in 2001 in a desperate effort to control the most serious British epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease in over 30 years. At the time, authorities were criticised for their lack of preparedness.

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