Blue tongue causes livestock transport ban

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6 November 2007, Authorities in the Basque province of Guipúzcoa on Monday put a freeze on the transport of all livestock as a preventive measure after several positive tests for blue tongue disease.

6 November 2007

Authorities in the Basque province of Guipúzcoa on Monday put a freeze on the transport of all livestock as a preventive measure after several positive tests for blue tongue disease.

Seven sheep farms and two cattle farms have animals showing signs of this mosquito-borne respiratory illness, which has a 50-percent mortality rate. Authorities are planning a mass vaccination program "as soon as possible."

[Copyright EL PAÍS, SL. 2007]

Subject: Spanish news

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