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Schmallenberg virus
EFSA assesses current knowledge of Schmallenberg virus

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SINCE Schmallenberg virus (SBV) emerged in Europe in 2011, the principal economic impact has been through international trade restrictions imposed by countries outside the EU, according to an overview published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) last month.

The scientific report, ‘Schmallenberg virus: state of the art’, reviews current knowledge of SBV and provides an overview of the research carried out on the virus in different member states. In the report, the EFSA notes that, since being identified in 2011, the virus has been found in domestic cattle, sheep and goats and 12 wild animal species, together …

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