Bluetongue zone extended
PUBLISHED: 14:28 28 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:23 28 March 2014
MARCH 28, 2008: Defra has announced that the Bluetongue Protection Zone has been extended following confirmation of another case of the disease.
The new case was discovered following pre-movement testing during the vector free season which ended on March 15 and Defra believe the animals were infected last year.
The latest case brings the total number of confirmed infected premises in England and Wales to 110 since the disease first appeared in September last year.