Thursday, November 22, 2007

Foot and mouth: New leak at Pirbright site

By Nick Allen and Graham Tibbetts Last Updated: 12:03pm GMT 22/11/2007

A new leak of foot and mouth disease has been discovered at the same site where an outbreak started three months ago.
The virus was released through a leaking valve at the private pharmaceutical firm Merial in Pirbright, Surrey, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said.
The Pirbright laboratory is shared by the private firm Merial and the Government's Institute for Animal Health
The Pirbright site, which also contains the Government's Institute for Animal Health, was the source of the August outbreak which cost the farming industry an estimated £100 million.;jsessionid=US1GYVU5LQEYFQFIQMGSFF4AVCBQWIV0?xml=/news/2007/11/22/nfoot122.xml

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