LONDON -- The saga continues: The Public Health Service Laboratory
in London said it is testing seven humans for hoof-and-mouth
The possibility of the livestock virus spreading to people
couldn't come at a worse time, the British Tourist Authority said,
as major campaigns designed to lure back tourists are just getting
Test results are expected late next week. Meanwhile, travel to
Britain's rural areas and to London continues to suffer.
According to the BTA, Americans normally inject $60 million into
London during June, July and August. But this year, the British
capital is expecting to receive a fraction of that amount.