bluetongue


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a viral disease of sheep and cattle that is transmitted by biting midges

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Bluetongue was first described in the late 19th century among sheep brought from Europe to South Africa, and later in North America in [approximately equal to]1950 (4).
Defra said the premises where bluetongue was found were now under restrictions and the one infected animal will be culled.
A sheep with bluetongue can develop swollen lips and tongue.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced that the Bluetongue protection zone will be extended from tomorow, to cover Merseyside as well as Halton, Warrington, Ellesmere Port and Neston.
Although bluetongue poses no risk to human health, the disease can prove devastating to flocks of sheep and an outbreak could harm the supply of UK meat.
Ms Lynne said 12 farming groups, including the National Farmers Union, have banded together to launch the Joint campaign Against Bluetongue (JAB).
There have now been 122 cases of bluetongue in the UK since the disease was first discovered near Ipswich, Suffolk last September, 56 of which have been identified this year.
Britain's first case of bluetongue was found on a farm in Ipswich in September.
Since 1999 there have been widespread outbreaks of Bluetongue in Greece, Italy, Corsica and the Balearic Islands.
The bluetongue virus has spread from Germany and France and is affecting much of northwestern Europe.
The agriculture industry has already been rocked by foot-and-mouth and yesterday government officials confirmed that cases of the virulent bluetongue disease have spread.
Bluetongue was confirmed as an outbreak yesterday and now stands at 11 cases.
BLUETONGUE virus may have already spread through Britain, it was feared last night.
BRITISH Blonde cattle from the North of England and Scotland are among the first cattle to be exported to Ireland since the change in the UK's bluetongue status.
BLUETONGUE curbs on sheep and cattle exports from Britain are to be lifted next month.