News of the WeekFOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE

Report Urges U.K. to Vaccinate Herds

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Science  19 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5580, pp. 319-321
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5580.319b

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LONDON-- Britain's top scientific body has urged the government to abandon its long-standing practice of relying solely on slaughtering animals to combat future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease. Instead, in a report released 16 July, a Royal Society panel has concluded that vaccination and improved data collection should result in better control and fewer dead animals.

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