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The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has urged farmers to remain vigilant for bluetongue virus after the disease was found in Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk.

There is currently no evidence that there is circulating virus. Surveillance is ongoing.

Bluetongue is a notifiable disease. It affects:

  • sheep
  • cattle
  • other ruminants such as deer and goats
  • camelids such as llamas and alpacas.

To find out the latest bluetongue situation, how to spot it, report it and prevent it spreading go to GOV.UK – Bluetongue: how to spot and report it.