There are now 250 UK farms reporting cases of the Schmallenberg virus: 32 in cattle and 218 in sheep – an increase of just five confirmed cases in the last week.
There are now 250 UK farms reporting cases of the Schmallenberg virus: 32 in cattle and 218 in sheep – an increase of just five confirmed cases in the last week (since April 16, 2012).
Figures released by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) yesterday (April 23, 2012) showed an increase of just one sheep farm since its previous report on April 20, when two ovine cases and two cattle cases (including the first in Hampshire) were reported.
Despite the continued rise in premises, the number of UK counties with the infection has remained static since March 23, and all farms are within the recognised risk counties in England.
It is expected that the UK will continue to see cases in cattle until early summer.
The current figures, as released by AHVLA on April 23, are:
|County||Positive holdings (Sheep)||Positive holdings (Cattle)||Total|
|Isle of Wight||2||0||2|