Monday, April 24, 2006

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West Britain Anthrax

Today in 1990 Gruinard Island was officially declared free of anthrax after 48 years of quarantine. The island, between Gairloch and Ullapool on the North Britain coast, had been used by the government to test biological warfare agents.

However, Today Vets are trying to pinpoint the source of West Britain's first outbreak of anthrax for four years. Two cows died from the disease on a beef farm in south Wales -

A vet said "We know that the spores can live in the ground for long periods of time so it is possible that it is linked to the seven cattle that died on the same farm 35 years ago, but that in itself shows you that the spores can lie dormant and not cause problems for long periods of time"

So is Gruinard Island really free of Anthrax?


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