Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29 December 2014

Laboratory suspected source of foot and mouth disease outbreak

There are growing fears that the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in England has been caused by a leak from a nearby animal research centre.

Government officials in the UK have said the strain of the virus found in infected cattle is the same as one being used at the nearby Pirbright laboratory but they say they can't say for definite that the two are linked.

Britain's Chief Veterinary Officer Debby Reynolds has said they are investigating the possibility of a connection.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz