New Case Of Bluetongue Confirmed

UK - New animal movement restrictions are being introduced in Cambridgeshire after a second case of bluetongue disease was confirmed in the county.
calendar icon 30 October 2007
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Bluetongue is a non-contagious virus spread by midges

The new case was found in cattle grazing near Pymoor, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed.

A new control zone has been put in place covering the affected area.

The wider control zone now includes parts of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambs, Northants, Kent and Sussex.

Non-contagious virus

Animals in this area can only be taken out of the zone if they are to go directly for slaughter.

The control is surrounded by a larger protection zone which remains unchanged.

Source: BBCnews
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