Foot and Mouth
The United Kingdom was
officially declared free of Foot and Mouth disease on December
31st 2001 when no new cases had been reported for the required
three months since the last case on September 30th 2001.
This is good news to all
those planning to visit the UK either to enjoy the atmosphere
of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, or visit our great
castle, or the many other historic monuments and buildings that
the UK has to offer!
We hope to see you soon!
During the FMD problem,
which affected only the farming industry in some parts of the
country, tourists visiting historic towns such as Windsor (which
was unaffected), had no concerns and enjoyed their visits to
The outbreak of 'foot and mouth' disease
in certain locations around the UK admittedly became a major
disaster for some UK farms in early spring, 2001, mainly in Devon
(in the south-west), Cumbria (in the north-west) and Northumberland,
(in the north-east). Precautions were taken nationally to restrict,
and at the earliest possible opportunity to eradicate, the disease.
By the end of April 2001 these precautions had substantially
reduced the number of reported cases and by the autumn the problem
was almost totally resolved. No cases were reported thereafter
such that in January 2002 the country was declared free of the
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