Norfolk bluetongue cases continue to rise, says Defra

Norfolk bluetongue cases continue to rise, says Defra

Norfolk bluetongue cases continue to rise, says Defra Bluetongue infections on Norfolk livestock farms continue to rise, with 13 new cases confirmed in the last three days. Defra says ongoing surveillance has identified the potentially-fatal animal disease in seven cattle near Norwich on Sunday, and six near Hales on Friday and Saturday. It is believed the virus was carried here by infected midges, blown across the Channel from Europe during September or October. Last Thursday, the government announced that the …