Bluetongue (BT) is a viral disease which is transmitted from an infected animal to another animal through the bite of a midge. It can not be transmitted to humans. It mainly affects sheep, but can also manifest in cattle, goats and wild ruminants. From 2006 to 2010, this disease had major repercussions in Western Europe, causing significant economic losses for farmers. See our article on Bluetongue and on ANSES's role.
Bluetongue is a viral disease of ruminants, and does not affect humans or food. It is transmitted by midges and can cause major economic losses in animal husbandry. Vaccination is the most effective means of prevention, but is expensive. Here is a profile of the disease and an overview of the work of ANSES, a leading player in the fight against this virus.
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