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International disease monitoring, July to September 2008
  1. M. Sabirovic1,
  2. H. Roberts1,
  3. S. Hall1,
  4. H. Elliott1 and
  5. N. Coulson1
  1. 1 Food and Farming Group, International Animal Health, DEFRA, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR


  • African horse sickness serotype 2 reported for the first time in Ethiopia

  • African swine fever in the Caucasus region continues to evolve

  • Bluetongue remains a threat to uk farming

  • btv-1 circulation reported in France, Spain and Portugal

  • btv-8 vaccination and natural immunity have reduced infection

  • Classical swine fever reported in wild boar populations in eastern Europe

  • Foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks reported in Africa and South America

  • Glanders reported in the region of Brazil that exports horses to the eu

  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks continue across Asia and west Africa

  • Peste des petits ruminants virus continues to spread across Morocco

  • Rift Valley fever continues to be reported in ruminants in Africa

  • West Nile virus outbreaks reported in horses and wild birds in northern Italy

— These are among matters discussed in the international disease monitoring report for July to September 2008, prepared by defra's Food and Farming Group, International Animal Health

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