Huge rise in the number of liver fluke cases.

There's been a huge rise in a potentially deadly disease among sheep. Liver fluke is caused by a parasite and is thought to be responsible for thousands of sheep deaths in Cumbria and southern Scotland. Hannah McNulty has this exclusive report.

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Outbreak of sheep disease

Farmers and vets are worried about an outbreak of Liver Fluke in Cumbria. The fluke is a flatworm which thrives in wet weather and can kill sheep. The wet weather of the past year means it has become an increasing problem.