British Foot and Mouth Tests Coming in Negative

Fears are easing in Britain as foot and mouth tests come back negative on suspected animals.

Cattle on a fourth British farm suspected of carrying foot and mouth disease came back negative, helping to ease fears about an outbreak. Tests on a third suspected farm also came back negative earlier.

Officials aren't easing up, though. "I must stress the need for relentless vigilance. It is crucial that all animal keepers continue to check their animals regularly and practice the highest possible levels of biosecurity," says Chief Veterinary Officer Debby Reynolds.

The country is still allowing only limited animal movement within the country, and the ban on meat exports from the U.K. continues in the U.S.

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