County Figures The sheets with the data sent from The House of Commons Library to this website, cite the Source is being "DEFRA Disease control System database as at 17:30 04/12/01 Figures subject to change as more data becomes available"
Positive test results from contiguous culls according to this data?
NONE as at Dec 4th 2001.
Not one test reported positive from over 3305 premises "culled out" as part of the Imperial College plan of killing at "contiguous" premises according to this data
"Dangerous Contacts" in England, Wales and Scotland numbered 7178 (this included the 3305 above).
396 were sampled and there was 1 (one) positive result recorded.*

Mar 20 ~ We are asked that the information that 0 of the 3305 "Contiguous" cases having positive results returned be amended to 120 out of 2960


WHEN were the results "later returned"? WHERE were they? Were these late results received after or before Dec 4th?
If a Dangerous Contact premises can be later termed an "Infected Premises" why are there so many IPs that returned negative results still referred to by that category?
How many recorded infected premises (IPs) were confirmed as laboratory positive? Similarly for dangerous contacts (DCs), Contiguous Premises (CPs) and Slaughter on Suspicion (SOSs).
How are the untested "IP" distinguished from "SOS"?
What criteria were used to identify the "IP" that were not laboratory-tested?
Of those tested, what type of sample was taken and how many samples of each type?
What percentage of each category of premises that were laboratory tested was virus and/or antigen positive? What percentage was antibody positive? What percentage was both antigen and antibody positive?
Is not the time between September and December a very long time for a laboratory result to come back?
*The single positive DC is explained on a note at the end of the data sheets, again in very large print. Read it here.

It should be borne in mind that the "counties" referred to here would appear to be according to the 1979 bounderies. Information on this point would be gratefully received

(The use of the PCR testing device (details on warmwell), offered to Pirbright for testing in March last year, could have saved many farms.)


County Figures requested by visitors to warmwell.com ....

Results for "Cornwall"
County data "Infected Premises" Slaughter on Suspicion Dangerous Contacts... ..of which "contiguous" Total premises slaughtered
Cornwall figures as at Dec 4th 2001 4 1 22 12 27
Tested 2 1 3 0 6
Positive results returned 1 0 0 0 1

Results for "Cheshire"
County data "Infected Premises" Slaughter on Suspicion Dangerous Contacts... ..of which "contiguous" Total premises slaughtered
Cheshire figures as at Dec 4th 2001 17 3 33 15 53
Tested 16 3 5 3 34
Positive results returned 7 0 0 0 7

Results for "Cumbria"
County data "Infected Premises" Slaughter on Suspicion Dangerous Contacts... ..of which "contiguous" Total premises slaughtered
Cumbria figures as at Dec 4th 2001 892 41 1911 680 2844
Tested 761 37 108 58 906
Positive results returned 675 0 1 0 676

Results for "Devonshire"
County data "Infected Premises" Slaughter on Suspicion Dangerous Contacts... ..of which "contiguous" Total premises slaughtered
Devon figures as at Dec 4th 2001 172 39 801 553 1012
Tested 143 39 28 8 210
Positive results returned 98 0 0 0 98

Results for "Gloucestershire"
County data "Infected Premises" Slaughter on Suspicion Dangerous Contacts... ..of which "contiguous" Total premises slaughtered
Gloucestershire figures as at Dec 4th 2001 72 15 259 218 346
Tested 46 15 24 23 85
Positive results returned 13 0 0 0 13

Results for "Hereford and Worcester"
County data "Infected Premises" Slaughter on Suspicion Dangerous Contacts... ..of which "contiguous" Total premises slaughtered
Hereford and Worcester figures as at Dec 4th 2001 66 17 311 173 394
Tested 49 16 13 7 78
Positive results returned 15 0 0 0 15

Results for "Lancashire"
County data "Infected Premises" Slaughter on Suspicion Dangerous Contacts... ..of which "contiguous" Total premises slaughtered
Lancashire figures as at Dec 4th 2001 53 3 215 167 271
Tested 51 2 22 16 75
Positive results returned 44 0 0 0 44

Results for "Northumberland"
County data "Infected Premises" Slaughter on Suspicion Dangerous Contacts... ..of which "contiguous" Total premises slaughtered
Northumberland figures as at Dec 4th 2001 88 12 313 201 413
Tested 75 12 22 16 109
Positive results returned 58 0 0 0 58

Results for "Powys"
County data "Infected Premises" Slaughter on Suspicion Dangerous Contacts... ..of which "contiguous" Total premises slaughtered
Powys figures as at Dec 4th 2001 74 14 304 200 392
Tested 67 12 11 6 90
Positive results returned 44 0 0 0 44

Results for "Roxburgh"
County data "Infected Premises" Slaughter on Suspicion Dangerous Contacts... ..of which "contiguous" Total premises slaughtered
Roxburgh figures as at Dec 4th 2001 6 3 64 30 73
Tested 6 3 11 6 20
Positive results returned 4 0 0 0 4

Results for "Shropshire"
County data "Infected Premises" Slaughter on Suspicion Dangerous Contacts... ..of which "contiguous" Total premises slaughtered
Shropshire figures as at Dec 4th 2001 12 6 113 49 131
Tested 8 5 4 0 17
Positive results returned 5 0 0 0 5

Results for "Somerest"
County data "Infected Premises" Slaughter on Suspicion Dangerous Contacts... ..of which "contiguous" Total premises slaughtered
Somerset figures as at Dec 4th 2001 9 5 45 25 59
Tested 9 5 3 3 17
Positive results returned 8 0 0 0 8

Results for "North Yorkshire"
County data "Infected Premises" Slaughter on Suspicion Dangerous Contacts... ..of which "contiguous" Total premises slaughtered
North Yorkshire figures as at Dec 4th 2001 133 20 611 488 764
Tested 132 20 63 48 215
Positive results returned 122 0 0 0 122

Only a small fraction of "DCs" were blood-tested ( probably fewer than 10%). The suspicion is that the blood-testing stopped when too many negatives were being returned. It would be interesting to know when and why the testing stopped (if it did). It would also be interesting to know how many of the "DC" farms the 400 + falsely diagnosed IPs were responsible for, and how much compensation had to be paid to the farmers of those farms.


More county results will be posted up as requests are received. Local papers, if still giving erroneous figures, could perhaps be put straight.

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The figures are just figures. But they represent the most brutal and heartbreaking scenes that were enacted over and over again. The stories of farmers caught up in the horror ought to be read by every person who feels "detached" and cannot real see what "all the fuss" is about. Try Pat's Story on the farmtalking site.