cattle plague


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cattle plague

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The epidemic - which became known as the Great Cattle Plague - began with a single case on a farm near Oswestry, Shropshire.
The union has repeatedly stated that the illegal trade in bush meat - including antelope, monkey, rats and bats from Africa - could lead to diseases such as ebola or cattle plague being inadvertently brought into this country.
The PHLS last night moved to assure the public that there was minimal human risk from the cattle plague and said earlier results on six men with similar symptoms had proved negative.
In the 1700s, the biggest threat to livestock was cattle plague or rinderpest, the worst outbreak of which ravaged most of the country in the 1740s and 1750s.