Sunday, October 1, 2023

Alert in Catalonia due to the development of epizootic hemorrhagic disease

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (IT) continues to expand throughout Spain, and has recently reached new territories where it was not, such as Cantabria and Aragon (Teruel), who on Tuesday, September 5, confirmed the arrival of EHE in their farms, just one day after Asturias It will also announce its first explosions.

This means they have rigid movements from farms located in many autonomous communities, the only Spanish regions that remain without restrictions are Galicia, the north of Aragon (Zaragoza and Huesca), Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Navarra and La Rioja.

Now, from College of Veterinarians in Barcelona explain that the epizootic hemorrhagic disease has made a very strong progress towards the north of the Iberian Peninsula during the summer, which means the progressive expansion of the number of provinces with intra-community restrictions movement of ruminants for life and some exports.

“MAPA has recently detected new outbreaks in the autonomous communities of Asturias and Cantabria, communities that have not yet declared an outbreak. With these new outbreaks, the epizootic hemorrhagic disease is very close to Catalonia and It is not surprising that a new epidemic will be reported soon. that involve movement restrictions in any province of Catalonia or that have a suspicious case detected,” they said.

So, the General Directorate of Agriculture and Livestock of Catalonia requests all registered veterinarians, especially those who work with ruminants, to be alert and report any suspicion of disease to the official veterinary service so that samples can be taken and sent to official laboratories.

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