A further case of bluetongue has been identified in the north-east Kent Temporary Control Zone.

Following active surveillance in area, the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) reports that a further case of bluetongue has been found, in a bull, on a holding in Deal, Kent.

Movement restrictions continue to apply to cattle, sheep, camelids and other ruminants in the Zones so please check the Bluetongue interactive map for details.

This brings the total number of cases to 36. There is currently still no evidence that bluetongue virus is currently circulating in midges in Great Britain. Surveillance is ongoing.

More information, including how to spot and report the disease is available on GOV.UK.

Definitive requirements are set out in the published declarations for each disease control zone currently in force. More information is available on GOV.UK.

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