With Schmallenberg virus (SBV) now identified on 52 UK farms – including the first case in Cornwall – the list of “high risk” areas has been revised to include counties in the south and south west of England.

With Schmallenberg virus (SBV) now identified on 52 UK farms – including the first case in Cornwall – the list of “high risk” areas has been revised to include counties in the south and south west of England.

Table courtesy AHVLA.Due to the increase in reports of SBV identified in France, the areas at comparatively higher risk in the UK have been revised in line with the plume modeling data from the summer, which models areas at risk of midge incursion from northern Europe.

These areas include:

  • Dorset,
  • Devon,
  • Cornwall,
  • Somerset,
  • Gloucestershire and
  • Wiltshire.

This revision means there is also an increased risk for South Wales.

According to the AHVLA website: “The timing of the most dense plumes would have been in late October for this south west region. This is therefore in line with the appearance of deformities in lambs being born now, assuming the highest risk period for lambs is if the mother is infected at approximately one month into gestation.”

The majority of the GB cases of SBV infection diagnosed to date have been in sheep, although bovine infection has been reported in Norfolk, Suffolk and West Sussex.

 

  • Figures correct as of February 17, 2012
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