UK confirms further bluetongue cases

This brings the total number of cases to 19
calendar icon 18 December 2023
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Following active surveillance in the north-east Kent Temporary Control Zone (TCZ), a further five cases of bluetongue in cattle have been identified on a holding in the Sandwich Bay area, reported Ruminant Health and Welfare.

The holding is situated in the existing TCZ.

All five animals will be humanely culled to minimise the risk of onward transmission. The TCZ is not being extended and movement restrictions continue to apply to cattle, sheep and other ruminants in the Zone.

This brings the total number of cases to 19 on eight different holdings. There is currently still no evidence that bluetongue virus is circulating in Great Britain. Surveillance is ongoing.

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