PRO/AH> Bluetongue – Europe (05): France, cattle, BTV-8, congenital, Belgium, susp

Bluetongue — France
Since mid-December 2018, cases of calves born blind, puny and dying in a few days have been reported in different departments in continental France. Since January 2019, the number of reported cases has increased considerably. According to analyses carried out in departmental laboratories (positive PCR on calf blood samples) and in the Maisons-Alfort animal health laboratory of the LNR-ANSES [Laboratoire nationale de référence – Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de