The hemorrhagic disease makes the leap to France while Spain declares 20 new cases

Updated Sep 21, 2023
The Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHE), which mainly affects deer and also cattle, has made the leap to France with the detection of three outbreaks on the border with the peninsula, while in Spain around twenty new outbreaks have been declared. The French veterinary authorities have detected the first three outbreaks of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHE) in two departments bordering Spain, which will imply restrictions on sending ruminants for breeding in other countries. The three outbreaks correspond to cattle in the same number of farms located in the departments of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques (with capital in Pau) and the Hautes-Pyrénées (Tarbes), explained this Thursday in a statement the Ministry of Agriculture, which has implemented measures of disease management. The presence of the EHE virus, a viral disease that affects wild fauna ruminants (especially deer) and domestic animals (particularly bovines) has been confirmed by the French reference laboratory for animal ...
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