Bluetongue outbreaks in the northern part of the EU
From the beginning of the outbreak in the northern part of the EU caused by serotype 8 of the bluetongue virus (this strain was never before been found in the EU),
the Commission has monitored the evolving situation and has taken action where appropriate to minimise the impact of this particular serotype within the Community.
All presentations given during the meetings of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health can be found here (for 2006, see the summary reports for links to the presentations).
EFSA has provided scientific assistance to the Commission. The results of the different working groups can be found on the EFSA webpages.
More information on bluetongue in general can be found here.