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Schmallenberg Cases Hit 145 in UK

12 March 2012

UK - Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has been identified on 145 farms. Nine of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 136 in sheep, and none to date in other species. Two new counties have reported disease: Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

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



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