Thursday, September 13, 2007

New Foot and Mouth outbreak was Pirbright strain

This is not actually a surprise but the latest foot and mouth outbreak is the same strain as used at Pribright which means one of two things:

  • The virus survived longer in the wild than was thought likely
  • Pirbright is still leaking the virus.
Not good news at all either way really. I suspect the Institute of Animal Health will come under heavy scrutiny.

The BBC has this.

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