Return to       About vaccination against foot and mouth is grateful to Sabine Zentis for forwarding these figures October 12 2007

As a result of the BTV 8 outbreak case numbers are still rising and the virus is spreading into nearly all direction.
As of Oct. 10th, France confirmed more than 4300 cases and restriction zones have been extended accordingly.
The situation in Luxembourg is similar with cases (ADNS 12-10-07=1023) distributed evenly across the country
The website of the German ministry has been updated and confirmed cases stand at 13.893 as at Oct.11th. This numbers include 30 cases in wildlife, although the species affected are not stated. It is known that a number of roe deer, fallow deer and mouflon (wild sheep) have tested positive vor the virus. According to the latest developments the German Government has published an amended version (no.21) of the already existing legislation declaring only small parts of Bavaria, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as free from Bluetongue infection. This legislation comes into force from today.
The Belgium farmers union published an estimate of the financial damage experienced by the livestock industry due to the Bluetongue outbreak. The report states that estimated losses in Flandres (Vlaams) for the cattle sector are likely to be in the region of 26 million Euros and for the sheep sector 5 million Euro. 
The case numbers as stated by the Belgium officials are 4.571 as at Oct.11th
Fot the Netherlands, no official figures are available, on October, 1st, there were 5051 infected holdings and an additional 405 suspect holdings.
A map, updated on October 8th, is available on the website of the Dutch ministry,1640067&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_document_id=108779&p_node_id=387989&p_mode=BROWSE
In the UK on 37 holdings Bluetongue has been confirmed
a further 10 cases are under investigation
the conditions for animal movement for slaughter out of the BT restricted areas have been eased
The latest ADNS notification is available at
An updated map showing the restricted areas can be accessed (updated on Oct.12th)
The Swiss BVET has published an updated, revised map of the latest outbreaks of BTV 8,lnp6I0NTU042l2Z6ln1acy4Zn4Z2qZpnO2Yuq2Z6gpJCDe4B6f2ym162epYbg2c_JjKbNoKSn6A-- 
Nearly 14 months after the first case of BTV 8 has been detected and the official case numbers have reached a staggering 30.000+  it is incomprehensible that so far no common strategy for the countries affected has been published. It is important to learn whether consultations have gained any results towards the future handling of this major crisis for the livestock sector of Western Europe. 

























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