Disease risk analysis for the reintroduction of the short-haired bumblebee (Bombus subterraneus) to the UK (NECR216)

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This report sets out the findings of a disease risk analysis conducted in 2011 for the reintroduction of the short-haired bumblebee to the UK, sourced from Sweden. The health and disease status, and the parasites of the short-haired bumblebee population in Sweden had not been extensively studied and the reintroduction was planned to cross a geographic boundary. Therefore a detailed disease risk analysis was carried out because epidemic disease from alien infectious agent introduction from Sweden to the UK could be catastrophic. This report is now being made available for scientific and research purposes.

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