Infection known as mad cow disease found on Somerset farm
Officials say there is no current risk to public health from the infection, known as mad cow disease.
A case of the cattle disease BSE has been confirmed on a farm in Somerset.The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) said that the infected animal has died and has been removed.An investigation is under way to find the source of the infection and restrictions on the movement of cattle on the farm have been put in place.
"There is no risk to food safety or public health," said chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss.The single case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy,commonly known as mad cow disease, was confirmed earlier today."We recognise this will be a traumatic time for the farmer and we are on hand to offer advice through this difficult period," said Ms Middlemiss.
"The UK's overall risk status for BSE remains at 'controlled'," she added.APHA will now investigate the herd, premises and potential sources of infection.It said that there have been five confirmed cases of BSE in the UK since 2014 and all have been in animals which were not destined for the human food chain and posed no risk to the public. headtopics.com
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Dragofix As long as industrial agriculture continues as it is, so will zoonotic disease, Covid is just the start. More hassle for the badgers now, I bet Which farm ? As I buy from a few farm shops in the area would be very helpful to know Cue ...tossers opposing culling the cattle. Also been found in the home office
Do you remember in the 90s when we killed a fuck tonne of cattle and scientists were saying BSE related human CJD cases were going to be between 60k and 2 million in the next decade? No? I’m sure these few BSE cases are going to end the world this time though. For sure… Luckily we have a strong and resilient supply chain for food elsewhere... Oh
Uganda government thieves will discuss this as though they have any idea about the disease Where are all those whose enjoy Roast beef 🍖 🥗 😂🤣😂 JRM Country There is a correlation of previous Mad Cow Disease and Vote Leave
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Deadly Mad cow disease virus in UnitedKingdom Somerset . WHOEMRO WHO_Europe WHO DrTedros NHS24 NHS NHS NHSDigital HouseofCommons UKHouseofLords ClarenceHouse SkyNews SkyNewsBreak SkyNewsBiz itvnews PaulBrandITV AP PA MadCow disease England Britexit disease. Wipe the shops of supplies,fill it with inferior food,so ppl have no choice but, to eat it or starve to death.ToryParasites .~
Australian and American Beef imports due shortly then? So mad Cow Disease,just appeared right on time then eh,amazing,that Johnson,thinks we are all as daft as him.~ Oh no. He we go, plague island... Vegan is the answer. Just as the export trade is picking up That must be one of those secret cabinet meetings.
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