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Bluetongue Disease Continues Spread in Sweden

16 September 2008

SWEDEN - Authorities in western Sweden on Monday morning discovered the latest in a series of cases of animals infected with blue tongue disease at a farm in Halland.

The Swedish Board of Agriculture has identified nineteen confirmed cases since the first reports on Saturday of two infected animals in a livestock herd on a farm 10 kilometres outside the town of Halmstad.

The disease has been discovered in twelve head of cattle and seven sheep on a total of six farms in Halmstad municipality.

The Agriculture Board has implemented restrictive measures in a large area around the farms.

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Source: TheLocal


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