Charts submitted by Professor David King,
Chief Scientific Adviser, Office of Science and Technology (Continued)
At the start Government were dealing
with the disease as if it were the 1967 outbreak.
British farming has changed dramatically
more widely spread holdings;
Quantitive epidemiology has been
able to provide a scientific basis for decision making during
To get back FMD disease free status,
the UK will have to prove to the EU and the international community
that it has stamped out the virus.
Will do this by planned sampling
of animals for presence of FMD antibodies.
Increased serological capacity has
allowed use of testing to free up infected areas faster than originally
anticipatedcould speed up process of regaining FMD status.