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Latest Bluetongue Reports: More Outbreaks in France, Hungary

  • 28 Dec 12:08

Outbreaks of Bluetongue continue to be reported in Europe, with 22 new outbreaks reported in France and two in Hungary last week. The fifteen French outbreaks reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health on 14 December (see top image) were of serotype eight, and caused 17 cases in cattle. On 18 December, a further seven outbreaks were reported, affecting seven cattle (see map below). The cases were detected through the use of analytical surveillance. These cases left over three thousand cattle and over one thousand sheep on the affected farms susceptible to the disease. The outbreaks occurred in the central region of France. As of December 18,. Read more...