Bluetongue Virus Returns to Southern Italy07 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.
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