The infected area is just north of the Hogs Back (A31), an area notorious
for deer on the road. The A31 was closed today because of a car hitting a deer.
This was inside the 3km exclusion zone, so the car and the road had to be
disinfected. Since the infected farm is separated from the labs only by an
arable farm, a wood and a golf course, it is pretty obvious how the virus could
have been spread. Look out for stories of F&M infected deer. It is crazy
that they put an F&M lab in an area with so many wild deer.
If indeed it was a deer, I dread to think how many animals on different farms could have been infected. Deer can travel miles in a day...