Bluetongue Disease

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 20 November 2023.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Security)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential risks posed by the recently identified case of Bluetongue disease.

Photo of Mark Spencer Mark Spencer The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The risk of BTV entry into Great Britain is currently assessed as medium (event occurs regularly). These assessments are published on the ‘Animal diseases: international and UK monitoring’ collection on Gov.uk. Following the confirmed case in a single animal in Kent, epidemiological assessments will be undertaken to inform surveillance and disease control options.

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