First case of bluetongue found in the UK
Date Published: 22/09/2007
Britain’s first reported case of bluetongue virus has been confirmed at a farm near Ipswitch.
The disease, which is spread to cattle, sheep, goats and deer by midges, has been found in a cow.
Its arrival is the latest blow to an already beleaguered industry and farmers are being urged by the Government to maintain strict bio-security and monitor their animals closely.