In the UK there are fears of a massive spread of bluetongue

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Published Feb 24, 2024

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The National Sheep Association (NSA) in Great Britain has raised concerns about the potential spread of bluetongue, a disease that has seen a surge in outbreaks over the past year. The warmer weather, which is conducive to the bluetongue virus, is particularly worrying. Despite the lifting of temporary control zones in Kent and Norfolk due to lack of evidence of the virus in biting midges, 112 new outbreaks have been identified on 64 farms since the zones were established. Currently, there is no available vaccine for the disease.
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Sheep farmers in Great Britain do not rule out that in the near future bluetongue, outbreaks of which have become more frequent in the kingdom over the past year, may cover the entire country. The online publication FarmingUK writes about this with reference to a statement from the National Sheep Association (NSA). They recalled that on February 19, the British government canceled the temporary control zones (hereinafter referred to as TCZ, an abbreviation for “temporary control zones”, which is translated into Russian) in the counties of Kent and Norfolk. TCZ was first created in November last year, when a new case of this disease since 2007 was identified. The cause of the latest modification of the virus of this disease is considered to be special dangerous species of biting midges. However, the country's Ministry of Agriculture has found no evidence that it circulates in these insects. This was the reason for such relaxations. New HSV outbreak detected in UK The NSA welcomed ...
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