FRANCE - Several more outbreaks of Bluetongue have been reported on French farms in the past month as the virus continues to move around the country.
On 6 June, six new outbreaks were reported in a number of different regions in central and eastern France. Six infected cattle were identified through analytical surveillance amidst susceptible herds totalling 543 head.
On 1 July, another outbreak was reported in Haute-Garonne, near the Spanish. The case was identified after clinical suspicion from a vet, after a calf was born paralysed in mid-July. The mother had shown no signs of disease.
The case was in a susceptible herd of 89 cattle.
The French outbreaks were of serotype 8.
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