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BTV1 Confirmed in St Augustine

28 November 2008

FRANCE - The confirmation of a first case of FCO BTV1 in St. Augustine in the department of Charente-Maritime causes a change in the zone BTV 1 and 8 in the department of the Vendee.

This zoning is established by the decree of 26 November 2008 defining the areas for bluetongue. The entry into force of the bill is due on November 27 2008.

23 959 cases of BTV8 FCO of 2008 are from the viral circulation in 2008. 4 339 cases of FCO BTV1 from viral circulation in 2008. 82 cases of BTV FCO 1 and 8 in the same herd.

15 569 reported cases of FCO in 2007 (including 3 cases of FCO serotype 1).

6020 cases of FCO declared in the first half of 2008 (which 6 cases of FCO serotype 1) associated with viral circulation in 2007.

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