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Emerging Diseases
Schmallenberg virus detected in sheep in England

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THE Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency has confirmed the presence of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) on a number of sheep farms in England.

On January 23, the AHVLA reported that, as a result of enhanced surveillance following the recent emergence of the virus in northern Europe (VR, January 14, 2012, vol 170, p 36), it had obtained samples via its Regional Laboratory network from animals with clinical signs consistent with infection with SBV. The samples were …

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