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Bovine Tuberculosis: West Sussex

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 139342, tabled on 30 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the levels of bovine tuberculosis in West Sussex.

Answered on

4 May 2018

The incidence of bovine TB in West Sussex is very low. Sporadic cases arise usually as a result of inward movements of infected cattle from higher incidence areas of GB. The levels of bovine tuberculosis in West Sussex are described in the regional TB epidemiological reports for the Low Risk Area. The most recent assessment was for the first six months of 2017 and the specific report can be found here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/670109/south-east-lra-2017-mid.pdf

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