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Friday, July 24, 2009
EU Commission Approves Extra Funds
EU - The European Commission decided today to provide additional financial support to the Bluetongue vaccination programmes of various Member States. ...
Friday, April 03, 2009
European Danger: Global Warming and Bluetongue
EU - Global warming could have chilling consequences for European livestock, warned Professor Peter Mertens from the Institute for Animal Health, at this week's meeting of the Society for General Microbiology in Harrogate. ...
Friday, December 12, 2008
EU Allow Preemptive Vaccination
EU - The European Commission’s decision to allow pre-emptive vaccination against bluetongue in countries where the disease has still to be confirmed mirrors ideas put forward in an EU-wide website petition, organised by the National Beef Association’s...
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
EU Vets to Discuss Bluetongue Import Ban
EU - European vets are set to meet today to discuss plans to re-vamp Europe's bluetongue controls, opening the door for countries to impose import bans from areas where disease is circulating....
Thursday, October 30, 2008
EC Proposes Extra 100 Million Euro Funds
EU - The European Commission today announced its intention to propose in early 2009 additional funding of approximately €100 million in order to co-finance the administration of vaccines to control Bluetongue disease in 2009. ...
Friday, August 29, 2008
How Does Bluetongue Virus Survive Through the Winter?
EU - In 2006, Bluetongue virus – which infects livestock – reached Northern Europe for the first time. ...
Friday, July 25, 2008
EU Members Urged to Analyse Bluetongue Vectors
EU - The European Commission asked the Animal Health and Welfare Panel (AHAW) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to deliver advice on bluetongue with specific reference to the overwintering of the bluetongue virus and the measures that can be...
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Bluetongue Spreads Despite Vaccinations
EU - Bluetongue is back. It has survived another winter in northern Europe, and now farmers are vaccinating livestock in a race against the biting midges that carry the virus....
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
EU Approves Rules to Control Bluetongue
EU - In an effort to control Bluetongue, the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health has approved a draft European Commission regulation modifying rules for the movement of animals. ...
Friday, November 16, 2007
EU Set To Battle Bluetongue Virus Well Into 2008
EU - Bluetongue, the viral disease that has ravaged northern Europe's cattle and sheep this year, looks set to persist well into 2008 when the only realistic weapon left to fight it will be a vaccine, farming sources say....
Friday, October 19, 2007
Recent Developments In Europe
EU - EFSA has carried out a large body of work on Bluetongue in the course of 2007, publishing an epidemiological analysis report and two scientific opinions on the disease. ...
Monday, November 13, 2006
Bluetongue: Restriction zone extended; New outbreaks in Sardinia and Portugal
EU - A Commission Decision to extend the bluetongue restriction zone in Germany, due to further outbreaks of the disease, was backed by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health yesterday. ...
Monday, October 23, 2006
Bluetongue in Northern Europe : OIE Reference Laboratory makes a breakthrough in identifying the vector causing the disease
EU - The OIE Reference Laboratory in Teramo , Italy established that an insect adapted to European climate acted as the vector responsible for the recent bluetongue outbreaks in Northern Europe . ...
Monday, October 16, 2006
Bluetongue outbreak prompts new measures
EU - The European Commission has extended the bluetongue restriction zone in Europe, because of further cases of the virus. ...

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