Letter: Figures for BSE

Figures for BSE

Sir: Terry Price's (letter, 30 May) calls for full disclosure of the "scientific facts" about BSE. During the year of the Great Plague in 1665, incidence figures for the London parishes were published weekly. During the foot and mouth epidemic in recent memory incidence figures were also published regularly.

If weekly, or at least monthly, incidence figures were presented about BSE then consumers, our European partners and any other interested people could deduce the extent of the problem and assess how quickly it was being overcome.

Mrs MURIEL BROOK

Dorking,

Surrey

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