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Swamp fever found in Cornwall

4th October 2012

A horse in Cornwall has tested positive for swamp fever.

While the virus spread by flies and midges poses no danger to people It can be fatal for horses and donkeys. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed that a case of Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA) has been detected in a horse at an undisclosed address in Mid Cornwall. The affected horse has been humanely destroyed and other horses in the area have been tested with results expected within the next couple of days.


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