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74 Cases of Schmallenberg in UK

27 February 2012

UK - Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has now been identified on 74 farms in the UK.

Five of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 69 in sheep, and none to date in other species. So far, none of the affected farms have reported importing animals during 2011 from the affected areas in mainland Europe.

Positive cases of SBV virus have now been identified on the Isle of Wight and in Wiltshire, West Berkshire and Gloucestershire. This is in addition to the counties in the east and south of England which have previously had cases identified, namely Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent, East and West Sussex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Hampshire and Cornwall.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on Schmallenberg by clicking here.

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