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Schmallenberg Virus Confirmed in UK

24 January 2012

UK - Samples received by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratory Agency have been confirmed as the Schmallenberg virus.

AHVLA reported the presence of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) on four sheep farms in Norfolk, Suffolk and East Sussex. Last week we obtained samples from animals with clinical signs consistent with SBV infection via our Regional Laboratory network.

The samples came from four sheep farms in Norfolk, Suffolk and East Sussex. These counties are in the area that had being identified as potentially being at risk from infected midges blown across the Channel from the affected areas and we suspect that this is the most likely cause of transmission.

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