404. Infected places and areas generally.

The appropriate authority1 may make orders2 prescribing the cases in which places and areas are to be declared infected with a disease3, and the authority, mode and conditions by, in and on which such declarations are to be made, their effect, consequences, duration and discontinuance, and other relevant matters4.

Whilst the provisions vary for different diseases, the general position is that 'infected places'5 are premises declared to be infected places by local authority inspectors, whilst 'infected areas'6 surrounding infected places, with defined boundaries situated a certain number of miles distant from the infected places, are declared by special order of

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