bluetongue-in-sheep_406x250Mass vaccination programs lasting at least five years in combination with improved, continuous surveillance systems would be the only effective measures for eradicating bluetongue in Europe,  according to recent conclusions reached by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Bluetongue is not a threat to humans but it has a high mortality rate among animals. It is a vector-borne viral disease of domestic and wild ruminants such as sheep, goats, cattle and deer. It is transmitted through the bites of certain species of Culicoides midges, one of many insects commonly referred to as flies.

Bluetongue originated in Africa more than a
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