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[19 MAR 01] WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
New Foot And Mouth Case Discovered

Foot and mouth disease has spread closer to Coventry, with a fresh outbreak being discovered on a farm that borders a school on the outskirts of Nuneaton.

The case at Top Farm in Higham Lane was revealed by officials from MAFF at the weekend.

It is the first case to be discovered in the county. An outbreak last month at Lindley Hall Farm in Fenny Drayton is classed by the Government as Warwickshire because of its postcode, but is in Leicestershire.

The farm runs alongside Weddington Primary School. The children are being allowed to go to school, but the playing fields have been closed as they run alongside the fields.

The farm is in the infected area marked since that discovery. All 300 cattle and 250 sheep will be slaughtered as part of the measures to try and stop the disease spreading.

The infected area remains the same, and stretches down to the northern boundary of Coventry and runs eastwards along the M6.

In south Warwickshire Stratford is on the eastern edge of an infected area that has been consolidated from several separate outbreaks and now goes as far as mid-Wales.

CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF THE INFECTED AREA

All footpaths in Warwickshire, and paths and parks in Coventry that are on the city boundary have been closed for over a week.

It is illegal to walk in areas where posters have been put up telling people to keep out. In infected areas, such as Bedworth, Nuneaton and Atherstone, dogs must be kept on leads as they can spread the virus.

SEE [12 MAR 01] FOOT AND MOUTH SPREADS NEAR COVENTRY
SEE [01 MAR 01] COVENTRY IN FOOT AND MOUTH RISK AREA

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