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Schmallenberg Affects 176 farms, Two new Counties

19 March 2012

UK - Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has been identified on 176 farms. Twelve of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 164 in sheep, and none to date in other species such as goats, camelids or deer.

Two new counties are included in the list – Greater London and Warwickshire.

Currently, SBV infection has only been identified in areas predicted to be at risk of midge incursion from Northern Europe during summer / autumn 2011. It is likely that domestic midges have transmitted SBV within the affected areas.

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