August 6, 2007 / 8:44 PM / 12 years ago

Suspected second case of foot and mouth: Britain

A foot and mouth disease warning note is attached to tape across a closed footpath in Flexford, near Guildford, southern England August 4, 2007, around the site of the latest outbreak of foot and mouth disease. Foot and mouth disease has been found in cattle on a British farm, the government said on Friday, as it banned livestock movements to prevent a repeat of a 2001 outbreak that blighted farming and rural tourism. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

LONDON (Reuters) - British veterinarians have found a suspected second case of foot and mouth disease near the country’s first confirmed case among cattle, the country’s top vet, Debby Reynolds, said on Monday.

“The intensive work of Animal Health has meant we have been able to rapidly identify this suspect case and take appropriate action swiftly,” she said in a statement.

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