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Advice to pregnant women during the lambing season

Pregnant women should avoid close contact with sheep during the lambing season, the Government advised today.

The Department of Health, Defra and the Health and Safety Executive have advised that pregnant women who come into close contact with sheep during lambing may risk their own health, and that of their unborn child, from infections that can occur in some ewes.

View press release ‘Advice to pregnant women during the lambing season’