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A farming perspective on the 2001 foot and mouth disease epidemic in the United Kingdom

Author(s) : S.C. Rossides

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The outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) that occurred in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2001 was the single largest epidemic of FMD the world had ever experienced. This outbreak raises important issues about future FMD control strategies, including the use of vaccination. The outbreak has also stimulated a wider debate in the UK on the role and direction of agriculture. The author presents the views of the National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales on the handling of the outbreak by the UK Government and summarises some of the key lessons to be learned from a farming perspective.

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