Bluetongue found at sheep farm

18th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

18 July 2007, BRUSSELS – A case of bluetongue seems to have turned up at a sheep breeder in Oelegen, a submunicipality of Ranst.

18 July 2007

BRUSSELS – A case of bluetongue seems to have turned up at a sheep breeder in Oelegen, a submunicipality of Ranst.

The results of the most recent tests will give a definite answer this afternoon, but the Federal Food Agency says that all indications are pointing to the virus at the moment.

Bluetongue is not dangerous to humans. Consumption of meat or milk from infected animals does not pose any risks.

All ruminants can be infected by the insect-borne disease. The disease is generally not fatal, but some susceptible breeds of sheep can be hard hit.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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