Risk & Breakdown
"New breakdowns have been frequently linked to the movement of cattle into the Intermediate Areas from areas of higher TB incidence. Long duration breakdowns i.e. over 18 months and short–term recurrence i.e. up to 18 months after the resolution of the previous breakdown are of much lower frequency than in the High TB areas. In a recent survey of badgers found dead across Wales, a very low percentage were found to be infected with TB in this area. "