Testing is taking place in cattle herds across the Brampton area of north Cumbria after a confirmed case of Bovine TB.
Farmers are being urged to double check the source of cattle they bring into the county to prevent the number of cases increasing.
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The virus is usually fatal within two weeks and can cause the number of red squirrels in an area to rapidly decline.
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