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[28 FEB 01] WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
Foot And Mouth Case Found Near Nuneaton

The worst fears of farmers in Warwickshire were confirmed this evening when a case of foot and mouth disease was discovered at a farm near Nuneaton.

Government officials moved in to seal off a farm in Fenny Drayton.

It is just over the Leicestershire border, but only a few miles away from Nuneaton.

The discovery comes as increasing efforts have been made by the authorities to try and stop the disease getting into the county.

It has spread from the north east of England to Devon and Essex, but now appears to be affecting the Midlands.

All 80 sheep and 220 cattle on the unnamed farm will be slaughtered as a precaution.

The disease can be transferred on the wind, and extra measures to try and prevent infection spreading are likely to be taken.

SEE [28 FEB 01] WARWICKSHIRE CLOSES AMID FOOT AND MOUT FEARS
SEE [27 FEB 01] CHILDREN ORDERED HOME IN FOOT AND MOUTH SCARE
 

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