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Import ban of ruminants from south-east Europe due to bluetongue

The European Commission has adopted a decision to ban the imports of live animals and their semen, embryos and ova of the bluetongue susceptible species (sheep, goats, cattle and wild ruminants) originating from or transiting through Albania, Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Similar restrictions are also in place in the areas of the European Union where this disease occurs (Greece, the Balearics, Corsica and some areas in Italy). The new decision has been taken after outbreaks of bluetongue have been confirmed recently in Bulgaria at the border with the Republic of Yugoslavia and in Greece in the vicinity of Albania and the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia. Bluetongue is an easy-spreading viral disease of domestic and wild ruminants transmitted by insects. It is not known to affect humans. For more information on this disease see on the internet at: http://ec.europa.eu/food/fs/ah_pcad/ah_pcad_index_en.html

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