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Measures must be put in place to ensure that farmers, already adversely affected by the foot-and-mouth disease, are not in any way further disadvantaged.
Leigh Roberts, of NFU Cymru, said, "That mistakes were made in dealing with foot-and-mouth disease there is a little doubt.
Analysis of outbreak serotypes and cases in neighboring countries (Figure 1, panels A-C) showed that type O foot-and-mouth disease virus has been predominant every year for the past 15 years.
Foot-and-mouth disease is a contagious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild species within the family Bovidae.
It was North Korea's first outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease since 2007.
Earlier on Thursday, the Bulgarian government announced it will provide BGN 300 000 to farmers from Kosti, where the domestic animals were slaughtered over cases of foot-and-mouth disease.
Foot-and-Mouth Disease is a severe, highly communicable disease of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and deer.
BRITAIN'S ability to deal with another major outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease is to be tested in two-day simulation later this year.
THE UK Government has accepted all of the main recommendations in the review of the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease that followed the leak of the virus from the "shabby and dilapidated" Government- licensed labs at Pirbright, Surrey, in 2007.
A SIXTH case of suspected foot-and-mouth disease was being investigated last night.
Production was stopped and livestock lorries were turned back after it was discovered cattle had been sent to St Merryn from a third Surrey farm found to have foot-and-mouth disease, before the ban on livestock movement.
Vigilance is absolutely key to containing and eradicating foot-and-mouth disease.