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Outbreak Spreads South in Sweden

25 September 2008

SWEDEN - Sweden’s outbreak of blue tongue disease continues to spread as animals in the Småland region of south central Sweden and neighbouring Skåne county to the south have now been diagnosed with the condition.

The new infections in Småland in south central Sweden were discovered on two sheep on a farm near Traryd, north of Markaryd and represent the regions first blue tongue cases in the current outbreak.

So far neither of the animals has exhibited any symptoms, but a 20-kilometre area around the farm has been quarantined.

Tests have also confirmed that a suspected case of the disease reported earlier in the week at a dairy farm near Hörby in Skåne in the south of Sweden is in fact blue tongue.

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Source: TheLocal


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