CANADA: Greater Danger

Canada's outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease is more menacing than ever. The quarantine area that circled only a few Saskatchewan farms at the start (TIME, March 10) has spread out over some 7,000 sq. mi. The latest case was found less than 50 miles from the U.S. border, raising the greatest danger to the U.S. livestock industry since the last U.S. outbreak in 1929. Washington ordered extra inspection patrols into Montana and North Dakota to strengthen the guard against the virus.

With virtually no hope left for early lifting of the U.S. embargo on Canadian meat and livestock, Canada made a...

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