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International disease monitoring, October to December 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 in wild boar in the Caucasus region

  • BTV-1 in northern France and BTV-6 in the Netherlands and Germany

  • Classical swine fever in domestic pigs and wild boar in central Europe, particularly in the western Balkans

  • Foot-and-mouth disease in parts of sub-Saharan Africa and China

  • Increased frequency of HPAI H5N1 outbreaks in domestic poultry in south-east Asia and the Indian subcontinent

These are among matters discussed in the international disease monitoring report for October to December 2008, prepared by Defra’s Food and Farming Group, International Animal Health

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