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UK authorities confident FMD (foot and mouth disease) contained - again

There are now three further confirmed cases of foot and mouth disease (FMD) since the infection reappeared in the UK county of Surrey last week, all within the same geographical area as the two initial cases in early August. Veterinary officials are also investigating suspicious symptoms on a site much further away. However, the decision not to start an emergency vaccination program indicates that the authorities are reasonably confident that the latest episode of disease has been contained.

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