Foot and mouth disease

A government notice on the 2001 UK foot and mouth disease outbreak. King’s Sutton is in Northamptonshire, south of Banbury (©Wipsenade/Wikicommons)

In this special, Anne Blair Gould tries to find answers to some pertinent questions. How did the latest outbreak start in Britain, where did it come from, how to best combat it and what do we know about the virus causing the disease? Should we vaccinate or not? And how does it affect wildlife? 

Producer: Anne Blair Gould

Broadcast: September 30, 2001