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Bluetongue Virus Returns to Southern Italy

07 May 2014

ITALY – Bluetongue has returned to the country’s south western peninsula, identified in cattle on two small holdings.

State veterinarians have identified Bluetongue in two cattle, leaving a total of eight susceptible to the virus, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Both farms lie in Calabria, a region previously hit by Bluetongue after the country was first confirmed in sheep in Viterbo, Lazio last year.

Standard measures are in place to contain the outbreak, namely; movement control, screening and zoning.

Further Reading

You can visit our Bluetongue information page by clicking here.

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