Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has now been identified on 158 UK farms. Eleven of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 147 in sheep, and none to date in other species.
Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has now been identified on 158 UK farms, according to the latest GB testing results from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA).
Eleven of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 147 in sheep, and none to date in other species.
There has been no increase in the counties affected since the previous report of March 9, when cases were newly confirmed in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. SBV infection has only been identified in areas at risk of midge incursion from Northern Europe during summer / autumn 2011.
The current figures, courtesy of AHVLA, are:
(Goats or exotic ruminants)
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- Figures correct as of March 12, 2012