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Foot and mouth disease study questions need for mass culling

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 6th, 2011.

Cattle infected with foot and mouth disease (FMD) are only infectious for a brief window of time, around half what was previously thought, according to a study published today in the journal Science. Outbreaks of the devastating virus, which affects cattle, sheep, pigs, deer and other animals, led to mass culling of livestock in the UK in […]

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