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UPDATED: 11:27, August 26, 2006
11 more cases of bluetongue disease reported in Belgium
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Eleven more cases of bluetongue disease have been reported in Belgium, bringing the total number of infections to 28 in the country, online newsletter Expatica reported on Friday.

According to the Belgian Federal Food Agency, 10 of the new cases were reported at cattle farms and one at a sheep farm.

Bluetongue, a disease spread by mosquitoes, affects ruminants, but poses no threat to human beings. There is no risk of the disease being contracted or spread through meat or milk.

The disease is usually found in southern Europe, and is new to western Europe.

Source: Xinhua

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