Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has now been identified on 121 farms. Eight of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 113 in sheep, and none to date in other species.

Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has now been identified on 121 farms. Eight of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 113 in sheep, and none to date in other species.

In addition to the substantial jump from 92 to 121 premises in just three days (previous figure reported March 2, 2012), four new counties have reported cases of the disease:

  • Cambridgeshire,
  • Devon,
  • Dorset, and
  • Somerset.

So far, SBV infection has only been identified in areas at risk of midge incursion from Northern Europe during summer / autumn 2011, according to the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA).

Veterinary staff requiring further guidance should contact their local AHVLA Laboratory (England and Wales) or SAC Disease Surveillance Centre (Scotland).

 

Table courtesy AHVLA. Figures correct as of March 5, 2012.

 

  • Figures correct as of March 5, 2012.
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