Contagious beef herpes eradicated

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Contagious beef herpes eradicated
03.03.2015

In eastern Germany, the highly contagious BHV1 cattle disease is considered to be eradicated. It had also recently been pointed out that the compulsory stable due to bird flu was largely lifted.

Highly contagious cattle disease is considered to have been eradicated According to a report by the dpa news agency, the highly contagious cattle disease BHV1 is considered to have been eradicated in eastern Germany. Accordingly, the Schwerin Ministry of Agriculture announced that the highest state authorities responsible for animal disease control in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg, Berlin and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have announced that the control of BHV1 - Bovine Herpes Virus Type 1 -, an infection of cattle, has been completed could. Thuringia and Bavaria were said to have been free of the virus before.

Poultry housing requirement largely lifted Dr. Till Backhaus, Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Consumer Protection (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) said that this could give an impetus to all trade, especially in the breeding area. In addition to the German federal states, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the province of Bolzano in Italy are said to be recognized as BHV1-free regions. Another piece of news recently brought relief to farms in eastern Germany: in Saxony-Anhalt, the poultry barn that had been imposed due to bird flu was largely lifted.

Safe for humans The worldwide spread of BHV1 infection is a notifiable disease in this country. For the import of animals from regions where the virus is still widespread, special regulations apply, such as quarantine and examinations for the virus. Cattle suffering from BHV1 infection usually show symptoms in the upper respiratory tract (nose and trachea) and high fever. The infection can cause significant economic damage. The virus is considered harmless to humans. (ad)

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