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First outbreak[ edit ] The field in which the infected cattle were grazing immediately before testing positive for foot-and-mouth disease.
Symptoms were first reported late on 2 August on farmland in Normandy in Surreywhich was subsequently isolated and placed under restrictions. The epizootic saw 2, cases of the disease in farms in most of the British countryside.
Livestock farmers' losses and their interest remained acute — a negative testing in January in Northern Ireland received BBC local headline coverage.
The herd at both locations had already been slaughtered the previous day as a standard precautionary measure. Samples underwent analysis  and on 7 August FMD was confirmed on a farm in Surrey within the protection zone. The cows were on land owned by farmer Lawrence Matthews who rented grazing to a neighbouring producer.
But preliminary investigations into the possibility of whether surface water from flooding Bacteriology lab report the site could have reached and contaminated the affected farm have indicated that this was negligible due to the distance, topography and direction of flow.
These issues are being investigated further. Further investigation of the above issues is required and is being urgently pursued. Three further potential outbreaks were investigated during August, at a farm elsewhere in Surrey; at the Chessington World of Adventures zoo; and at a farm near Romney in Kent.
All three tested negative for foot and mouth. On 24 August, following a lack of further outbreaks since the initial discovery, Defra lifted the protection zones around the farms.
A sick sheep found earlier during the day in Scotland at a Lanarkshire market was later found to be negative. British beef is already banned in both of these countries.
People do not spread the disease easily. It reported that traces of the virus were found in a pipe at the Pirbright institute running from Merial to the government's treatment plant. It is thought that tree roots damaged the pipe allowing the virus to the surface.
The report hypothesises that site workmen conveyed the virus to the Normandy farm en route home from work. The possibility of infectious virus being discharged to the effluent pipes was recognised by the Defra inspectors and, for this reason, the drainage system that leads to the caustic soda final treatment plant is considered part of Category 4 containment at Pirbright.
It must therefore be well maintained and contained, so that infectious virus in effluent cannot escape. The effluent pipes from IAH and Merial to the caustic soda final treatment plant are old and appear not to have been subject to regular thorough inspections to ensure their integrity.
An inspection of the effluent pipes and manholes carried out for the HSE team showed deficiencies and it is considered very likely that they leak effluent. The effluent pipes are therefore not contained, as they should be as part of Category 4 containment at Pirbright.
Three Government-commissioned reports were unable to pinpoint the exact source of the outbreak The council may not have been able to prove beyond doubt whether the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Defra licence conditions had been breached.
This was particularly because the two laboratories shared the drainage systems under those conditions. At the time Surrey Police Assistant Chief Constable Mark Rowley said "So far, two photographers have been arrested for breaching cordons, despite the obvious need to protect the area and clear signs prohibiting entry.This web page lists the test request, container, supply, and order forms available from the TDSHS Lab, and contains a link to the TDSHS Fee Schedule.
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