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Swine Fever: East Anglia

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the cause of the outbreak of classical swine fever in East Anglia in 2000. (182049)

A full investigation was carried out according to standard epidemiological principles at the time of the outbreak. The cause was not finally established but was most likely the result of pigs eating a contaminated imported pork product.