Sunday, August 05, 2007
Science lab suspected in foot and mouth outbreak
· Research plant is near infected farm
An accidental leak of an experimental vaccine from a private research site was being investigated urgently last night as the likely source of Britain's new foot and mouth disease outbreak. The news came as the government attempted to avert a full-scale crisis in farming and the tourism industry.
Investigators are now focusing on whether
a batch of the vaccine
escaped the site.
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