September 21, 2007
Laboratory results on the latest incidence of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Surrey, Great Britain, have revealed that the strain of the disease was the same as all the other cases in the outbreak, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said.
Animals confirmed to have FMD located on the fifth premises had the same strain as the previous four infected farms that have been hit since the outbreak began in August. Cattle, sheep, pigs and other ruminants have been affected.
DEFRA also said it was lifting some of the movement restrictions outside the surveillance zone that surrounds the most recent cases.