Descriptive epidemiology of the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease epidemic in Great Britain: the first five months

@article{Gibbens2001DescriptiveEO,
  title={Descriptive epidemiology of the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease epidemic in Great Britain: the first five months},
  author={J. Gibbens and J. Wilesmith and C. E. Sharpe and L. Mansley and E. Michalopoulou and J. Ryan and M. Hudson},
  journal={Veterinary Record},
  year={2001},
  volume={149},
  pages={729 - 743}
}
In February 2001, foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) was confirmed in Great Britain. A major epidemic developed, which peaked around 50 cases a day in late March, declining to under 10 a day by May. By mid-July, 1849 cases had been detected. The main control measures employed were livestock movement restrictions and the rapid slaughter of infected and exposed livestock. The first detected case was in south-east England; infection was traced to a farm in north-east England to which all other cases… Expand
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