Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Transporting Viruses

This report includes the news that, rather than burn infected cattle in Surrey where they contracted "Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)" and where the media could photograph the pyres, the government is transporting the carcasses to Somerset. Steps "will be taken" to insure the virus does not escape from the trucks.

How exactly do you do this?

A virus is small. So small that it can be compared to a flea in the same way as a human can be compared to Mount Everest!

I cannot believe that transporting virus laden carcasses over a hundred miles will not allow some viruses to escape.

For the sake of British farming, please prove me wrong.