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Seven New Bluetongue Outbreaks in Italy

05 February 2014

ITALY - Seven outbreaks of bluetongue have been reported in the Lazio region, some dating back to 2013.

The Italian veterinary authority sent Follow up Report No. 10 dated 4 February to the World Organisation for Animal Helath (OIE).

The report covers seven new outbreaks of bluetongue between 29 November 2013 and 22 January 2014, all in Lazio, the western coastal region.

In total, 301 cattle, 45 sheep and 39 buffalo were affected; some were sentinel animals. The numbers of cases were eight, two and one, respectively. One of the sheep died. No animals were destroyed.

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