§ Baroness Byford
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many new cases of bovine tuberculosis were recorded in 2002 and 2003. [HL1209]
§ Lord Whitty
The data requested are provided in the table below.
Number of New Herd TB Incidents in Great Britain—2002 and 2003 Year 2002 2003 Total New Herd TB Incidents1 … of which are considered Confirmed 3,319 3,150 New TB Incidents2 … of which are still Unclassified TB 1,902 1,555 Incidents3 20 180 1 One or more reactor(s) disclosed at herd test. 2 Confirmed by post-mortem analysis and/or culture testing. 3 Pending results of post-mortem analysis and/or culture testing.
Note: Provisional data downloaded from the State Veterinary Service database on 26–27 January 2004. Subject to change as more data becomes available.