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2,160 animals were compulsorily killed as a result of the escaped virus from Pirbright laboratories

There were  24 individual locations at which killing took place.  At least one animal tested positive for foot and mouth disease at all eight of the infected premises (which is why they are allowed to be termed "Infected Premises" )  No animals at the two remaining slaughter on suspicion and seven dangerous contact premises tested positive for foot and mouth disease. 
 
 
 
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many animals have been culled (a) on infected premises, (b) on the basis of slaughter on suspicion and (c) as a result of dangerous contact following the recent outbreak of foot and mouth disease. [158644]

Jonathan Shaw [holding answer 16 October 2007]: A total of 2,160 animals have been compulsorily culled as a result of the recent outbreak of foot and mouth disease. A breakdown of the statistics are shown as follows:


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Current premises status Number of premises Number culled and disposed( 1)

Infected premises(2)

8

1,578

Dangerous contacts

7

195

Slaughter on suspicion(3)

2

387

Totals

17

2,160

(1) Figures as of 12 October 2007 and may be subject to change.
(2) Includes slaughter on suspicion and dangerous contact premises subsequently confirmed as infected premises.
(3) Excludes those cases which were subsequently confirmed as infected premises.
 
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many infected premises livestock have been slaughtered in relation to the recent outbreaks of foot and mouth disease; and how many individual holdings make up the number of infected premises. [157931]

Jonathan Shaw [holding answer 15 October 2007]: Livestock have been culled on eight infected premises during the current outbreak of foot and mouth disease. These eight infected premises comprised a total of 24 individual locations where susceptible livestock were culled.

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on which premises livestock was culled during the recent outbreaks of foot and mouth disease on the basis of (a) being on infected premises, (b) the policy of slaughter on suspicion, (c) dangerous contact and (d) being on contiguous premises. [157932]

Jonathan Shaw [holding answer 15 October 2007]: DEFRA policy is not to name individual affected premises. In addition to the eight infected premises there have been two premises on which animals were culled as part of the policy of slaughter on suspicion, and a further seven premises where animals were culled as dangerous contacts. There are no premises where animals have been culled solely on the basis that they were contiguous to an infected premises.

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) infected premises, (b) slaughter on suspicion premises, (c) dangerous contacts and (d) contiguous premises were tested during the recent outbreaks of foot and mouth disease for signs of the disease; and how many in each category returned positive tests. [157933]

Jonathan Shaw [holding answer 15 October 2007]: Animals have been tested at all premises where culling has taken place for disease control reasons. At least one animal tested positive for foot and mouth disease at all eight of the infected premises. No animals at the two remaining slaughter on suspicion and seven dangerous contact premises tested positive for foot and mouth disease.

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Foot and Mouth Disease: Disease Control

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at how many premises during the recent outbreaks of foot and mouth disease culling was undertaken before the receipt of test results. [157934]

Jonathan Shaw [holding answer 15 October 2007]: With the exception of the first infected premises (IP1) where provisional positive laboratory results were available, authorisation to cull the remaining premises was made under the slaughter on suspicion or dangerous contact policies. Some of the subsequent premises may have been subject to earlier surveillance visits and blood testing, but culling was initiated at all the remaining 16 premises prior to the final laboratory test results being received. Premises have only been confirmed as infected premises on the basis of positive laboratory results and none of the premises have been confirmed on clinical grounds alone.

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many test results which were available before culling during the recent outbreak of foot and mouth disease were negative. [157935]

Jonathan Shaw [holding answer 15 October 2007]: Of the 17 premises culled for disease control purposes, with the exception of the first infected premises (IP1) where provisional positive laboratory result were available, 16 were culled on the basis of suspicious clinical signs under the slaughter on suspicion policy or after having been assessed as dangerous contacts.
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No definitive negative tests from contemporaneous samples were available at the time culling was authorised.

 
 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

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