As of today (March 2, 2012), Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has been identified on 92 farms, the AHVLA has announced. There have been 7 positive cases diagnosed in cattle, 85 in sheep, but none in other species.

As of today (March 2, 2012), Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has been identified on 92 farms, the AHVLA has announced. There have been 7 positive cases diagnosed in cattle, 85 in sheep, but none in other species.

So far, SBV infection has only been identified in areas classed “at risk” of midge incursion from Northern Europe during summer / autumn 2011. Further, none of the infected farms have reported importing animals from the affected areas in mainland Europe last year.

No additional counties have reported infection since the update on February 24.

 

Table courtesy AHVLA. Figures correct as of March 2, 2012.

For background details and an information note for vets and farmers in English and Welsh, visit the VLA website Schmallenberg virus page.

Please contact your local AHVLA Laboratory (England and Wales) or SAC Disease Surveillance Centre (Scotland) if you need further guidance.

 

  • Figures correct as of March 2, 2012.
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