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Bluetongue

The last outbreak of bluetongue (BTV-8) in Denmark occurred in November 2008.

As from 1 January 2011, Denmark has been recognised as free from bluetongue according to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1266/2007.

In 2007 and 2008, not only Denmark, but also most North and Central European countries, experienced outbreaks of bluetongue caused by virus serotype 8 (BTV-8) in herds of sheep and cattle.

The last outbreak of bluetongue (BTV-8) in Denmark occurred in November 2008.

In 2008, a vaccination campaign against BTV-8 was initiated both in Denmark and in several other EU Member States to control outbreaks of the disease. However, vaccination against bluetongue has been banned altogether in Denmark since 1 January 2011.

A surveillance programme for bluetongue has been implemented in Denmark according to
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1266/2007.

Vector surveillance activities have been carried out in Denmark since the first outbreak of bluetongue.
 

 

Read more

Letter from DVFA on the bluetongue-free status in Denmark as from 1 January 2011

Read more on other websites

EU website on bluetongue

 

 
Last Modified 2. September 2019