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Vacation Gordon Brown interrupted FMD

August 4 2007

Today, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Gordon Brown held an emergency meeting of the state structure to address emergency situations - "Cobra". Here, we analyzed the situation evolving in connection with the discovery last Friday on a farm south of England at the foot and mouth disease in cattle. Gordon Brown interrupted your summer vacation and arrived London order to personally supervise operation to prevent dissemination disease on other regions.

In these hours the British veterinary authorities and the police carried out an emergency operation to introduce a 3-km exclusion zone around the farm near the town of Guildford (Surrey in southern England) where the cattle was detected FMD. Around the farm at the same time introduced a 10-kilometer zone "special controls" in order to prevent the spread of this highly contagious animal virus. Also imposed a ban on the movement of livestock across the UK. News report

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