In one of the regions of Russia was imported cattle from Germany infected with bluetongue (blue tongue), said the deputy head of Rosselkhoznadzor Nikolai Vlasov.
"With great probability we can say that this is a new serotype of the virus, not previously recorded in the central and northern Europe," — said Nikolai Vlasov. He did not rule out that the earlier the virus is not met and its properties are unknown. Rosselkhoznadzor, in this connection, is intended to selectively re-check all cattle imported from Germany. In addition, the agency may impose restrictions on the importation of cattle from Germany, as well as beef. Infected cattle were imported to Russia via Poland. Therefore, Nikolai Vlasov does not preclude the introduction of restrictions on the supply and from the country.