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Blutongue Continues Spread Through Italy, Romania This Week

24 October 2014

ITALY and ROMANIA - Bluetongue has continued its spread through sheep, goat and cattle farms this week in Italy and Romania.

Italy confirmed 77 new outbreaks this week throughout central and southern Italy.

These new outbreaks have affected 491 sheep, 119 cattle and three goats.

The serotype was confirmed as strain one.

Over the last few days, Romania has reported a further 138 outbreaks of strain four.

The outbreaks cover the entire country and have caused three cases in goats, 103 in cattle and a huge 1,234 cases in sheep.


Lucy Towers

Lucy Towers
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After graduating from The University of Sheffield, Lucy joined 5M in 2011 as part of the News Desk team. In 2012, she was promoted to editor of TheFishSite. With previous farming experience and a love for the great outdoors, Lucy has a passion for wildlife and the environment.

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