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.
Letter from DVFA on the bluetongue-free status in Denmark as from 1 January 2011
Read more on other websites
EU website on bluetongue