June 2011 – A scientific opinion estimates the prevalence of the disease under different circumstances and the appropriate size of geographical areas for monitoring.
November 2008 – Experts assess the risk of transmission of the virus when animals are in transit through infected areas. The risk cannot be quantified due to a lack of data, but experts find that treating animals with insecticides or repellents may help to reduce the risk.
July 2008 – EFSA delivers advice on bluetongue with specific reference to the overwintering of the bluetongue virus and the measures that can be used to protect animals against attacks by vectors. Although no single mechanism is responsible for the survival of the bluetongue virus over winter, experts conclude that infected midges are the likeliest explanation.
April 2007 – The report of the global epidemiological analysis of the north-western European outbreak is published. It covers the origin, clinical signs, and spread of the disease.
2007 – EFSA provides weekly reports on the disease situation and an epidemiological analysis of the outbreak.
September 2006 – Shortly after a Bluetongue outbreak in Northern Europe, EFSA asks Member States to share national risk assessments and information they have on the disease.