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International Disease Surveillance
International disease monitoring, January to March 2009


  • African swine fever appears to be moving slowly north and west in southern Russia

  • Bluetongue virus serotype 8 outbreaks in Norway, Italy and the Greek islands

  • Classical swine fever in wild boar in Germany, and in domestic pigs in Israel

  • Foot-and-mouth disease serotype A virus involved in a new epizootic in the Middle East

  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 detected in a wild duck in Germany

These are among matters discussed in the international disease monitoring report for January to March 2009, prepared by Defra's Food and Farming Group, Global Animal Health

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