Approximately 350 animals have been affected by the bluetongue disease in 63 communes in 12 counties, according to the updated records sent by the National Sanitary-Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA). According to the new damage report, the number of sick animals is now 347, most of them being in Buzau (82 in 18 communes), Olt (62 in two communes), Prahova (60 in 11 communes), Valcea (46 in 11 communes), Bacau (35 in three communes) and Gorj (30 in nine communes). The disease has also been reported in Arges, with nine cases in two communes, Vaslui, eight cases in two communes, Dolj – six animals in two communes, Vrancea – five animals in one commune, Ilfov – three cases in one commune and Botosani – one case. Thirty-two sick animals have died. The percentage of affected animals of the total number of existing receptive animals in the 12 counties – 3,105,756, is 0.011 per cent. The ANSVSA Scientific Council sat on Wednesday and came to the conclusion that, because of the climate changes and biological particularities of the hematophagous insects that transmit the disease, new hotbeds are possible in the upcoming period.