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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.
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.
Charlie Foster from Border Vets explains more about the disease:
Farmers and vets are worried about an outbreak of Liver Fluke in Cumbria. It's caused by a flatworm which thrives in wet weather and can kill sheep. It's become an increasing problem because of all the rain over the past year.
The National Animal Disease Information service says:
"Liver fluke is a parasitic flatworm that infects the livers of various mammals. The disease caused by the fluke causes great economic losses in sheep and cattle. It has been a parasite of sheep and cattle for hundreds of years."