Foot-and-Mouth outbreak at Naas
Necessary precautions: two men being disinfected so as not to spread the disease beyond the affected area. Photo: National Archives of Ireland, CSO RP 16901

Foot-and-Mouth outbreak at Naas

Published: 2 February 1914

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.

Labourers preparing a pit in which infected carcasses, seen in the background, are to be destroyed. (Image: National Archives of Ireland, CSO RP 16901)

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.



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