Three outbreaks of epizootic hemorrhagic disease detected in cattle in France

Updated Sep 22, 2023
The presence of the epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EMD) virus is confirmed in three cattle farms located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the Hautes-Pyrénées, according to a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture on September 21, 2023. MHE is a disease regulated at European level and notifiable. It is categorized D+E according to the Animal Health Law. Management measures for this disease are put in place by the ministry's services in conjunction with professional organizations. Read also: A new virus transmitted to cattle arrives in Europe “Impacted countries have an obligation to establish surveillance measures to monitor the evolution of the disease. In terms of animal movements, European regulations do not impose movement restrictions on national territory. On the other hand, the regulations prohibit the sending, to other Member States of the European Union for breeding purposes, of any ruminant originating from farms located within a radius of 150 kilometers around ...
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