Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has now been identified on 176 UK farms. Twelve of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 164 in sheep, and none to date in other species.
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.
In addition to the rise in cases, two new counties have reported cases of the disease:
- Greater London, and
SBV infection has still 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).
The agency claims it is most likely that domestic midges have transmitted SBV within the affected areas.
|County||Positive holdings (Sheep)||Positive holdings (Cattle)||Positive holdings (Goats and other exotic or farmed wild ruminants)||Total|
|Isle of Wight||2||0||0||2|
- Figures correct as of March 16, 2012.