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Bovine Immuno-Deficiency Virus

Volume 591: debated on Tuesday 30 June 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What was the incidence of bovine immuno-deficiency virus in each of the years 1988 to 1996 inclusive among cattle in:

  • (a) the former Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food South-West Region, encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Avon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire; and
  • (b) the rest of England and Wales. [HL2324]
  • Bovine immuno-deficiency virus is not a notifiable disease and, so far as the Government are aware, has never been confirmed in any cattle herd in England and Wales. A single herd in Cheshire has been investigated for the virus. Initial results suggested that infection might be present, but this diagnosis has not been confirmed following further investigations.