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Agriculture extends restrictions after finding 16 new outbreaks of epizootic hemorrhagic disease

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (map) published this Monday, September 11, a update report in epizootic hemorrhagic disease (IT).

In this sense, since the previous report, published on September 5, the Central Veterinary Laboratory (LCV) from Algete, national reference laboratory for this disease, confirms 16 new cases of EHE in cattle operations in the provinces of: Peñaranda de Bracamonte, La Fuente de San Esteban, Ciudad Rodrigo, Tamames and Lumbrales (Salamanca); Navaluenga (Avila); bull (Zamora); Segovia (Segovia); Aragon, Cogolludo and Sigüenza Mill (Guadalajara); Piedrabuena (Royal City); Torrijos (Toledo); Sanlúcar the Greater West of Seville (Seville); Bolt (Huesca); and Guipúzcoa.

With the aim of collect information about the epidemiological situation The laboratory confirmation criteria are followed by the LCV of Algete and inform the first outbreak seen in each region, implementing the Official Veterinary Service a follow-up with other communications on clinical suspicions of farms and preserves in each region, as well as more intensive monitoring of some affected farms and preserves, to assess the real impact of field disease.

The location of some of the new epidemics means changes in the area where the direct movement for life (not for killing) of EHE to other Member States of bovine, ovine and caprine animals is prevented, in accordance with the provisions of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/688 of the Commission, on December 17, 2019, which maintains strict movements from farms located throughout the peninsular territory, APART of the Autonomous Community of Galicia and the provinces of Barcelona, Girona y Tarragona of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.

No type of restriction has been established In relation to movement or consumption of products from these animals (meat, milk, leather, etc.), because EHE is not a disease that affects humans. Regarding national movements, animals and vehicles must be disinfested for movements from the affected area to a free zone, without symptoms of cattle.

From the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (map) remembers the importance of immediate communication to the SVO of any suspicion of dangerous species, domestic and wild, to assess the impact of the disease and its distribution, recommending the adoption of measures for the disinfestation of animals and facilities as a system to control the vector, as well as the symptomatic treatment of sick animals. when symptoms appear.

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