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  Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Messages from Citizensslide

The European Commission has received a large quantity of messages from concerned citizens calling for the vaccination of (certain groups of) animals against foot-and mouth disease. These messages have been brought to the attention of Commissioner David Byrne, responsible for Health and Consumer Protection.

The Commissioner has in his speech at the Informal Agricultural Council meeting in Sweden on 10 April 2001 announced that a "very thorough examination of all the contributory factors to the recent FMD outbreaks and the consequences" will be carried out. This examination will amongst others concern the policy on vaccination .



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