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Detection of Schmallenberg virus in France since 2012
  1. Kristel Gache1,
  2. Anne Touratier1,
  3. Laure Bournez2,
  4. Stephan Zientara2,
  5. Anne Bronner3,
  6. Françoise Dion4,
  7. Emmanuel Garin5 and
  8. Didier Calavas6
  1. 1GDS France, Paris, France
  2. 2ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France
  3. 3Directorate General for Food, Paris, France
  4. 4Races de France, Paris, France
  5. 5Coop de France, Paris, France
  6. 6ANSES, Laboratory of Lyon, Epidemiology Unit, Lyon, France

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IN a case report published in September 2016, Bayrou and colleagues described a Schmallenberg virus (SBV) genomic RNA-positive malformed calf born in May 2016 in Belgium as the first outbreak reported in three years. This did not come as a surprise, since SBV circulation has been reported in several EU countries with a low prevalence since 2013 after the large circulation of the virus in 2011 and 2012. In France SBV has …

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