Foot-and-Mouth outbreak at Naas
Attempts to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease near Naas in Co. Kildare have failed and further, larger outbreaks of the disease have now been reported in the area.
Frantic efforts are now being made to stop the spread of the disease with shipments from Dublin port suspended, the movement of hay and straw prohibited and the movement of dogs curtailed.
Many of the roads close to where the infected cattle were grazing have been saturated with strong disinfectant and extra recruits have been drafted in to support the elaborate police operation.
Notices have been posted across the region warning locals against trespassing on lands in the vicinity of the outbreak for fear of carrying the infection.