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International disease monitoring, April to June 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 swine fever virus circulating between wild boar and domestic pigs in the Caucasus region

  • Bluetongue remains a threat to uk farming, while circulation of both btv-1 and btv-8 has been reported in France

  • Classical swine fever in wild boar populations in eastern Europe

  • Foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks across Africa, South America and the Middle East

  • Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza across Asia, and occasionally in Europe, in wild birds and domestic poultry

  • Sporadic reports of cases of rabies in illegally imported domestic dogs in western Europe

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

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

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