The French Ministry of Agriculture has reported that its national animal health reference laboratory (TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT) from Maisons-Alfort has confirmed the presence of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (BEFORE) in cattle from three holdings in the departments of Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Hautes-Pyrénées, the border with Spain.
The French ministry explains that On the Iberian Peninsula Surveillance of cases in wildlife and on ruminant farms revealed that the disease has spread from the south to the north and east since it emerged in 2022.
“The last cases registered by the Spanish authorities at the end of August involved… less than 100 kilometers from the French border“, they emphasize from the ministry.
In addition to France, epizootic hemorrhagic disease has also been identified in Europe Italy (Sardinia and Sicily), Portugal and Spain.
“The measures to combat this disease are being implemented by the services of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty in collaboration with Professional organizations“, they have highlighted from the institution.
After identifying the three spotlights present in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the Hautes-Pyrénées The cessation of movements to the states of the European Union currently affects all or parts of some departments.
In addition, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty has started discussions in collaboration with professional associations facilitate the recovery of trade flows towards Member States and third countries wishing to maintain their supplies from France.