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UK officials identify strain of foot and mouth disease

Published 05/08/2007

The strain of Foot and Mouth disease found on a farm in England has been identified.

Scientists say it is identical to the one being used in vaccines at a nearby Government funded animal research centre.

An urgent review is under way into bio security at the Pirbright laboratory in Surrey, as experts investigate if it is the source of the outbreak.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said the lab is under close scrutiny.

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