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A NEW disease in cattle, causing clinical signs including fever, reduced milk yield, inappetence and loss of body condition, was reported in the Netherlands and Germany in August 2011. From November 2011 onwards, there were reports of abortions and stillbirths associated with congenital abnormalities affecting mainly sheep but also cattle and goats. A novel virus, named Schmallenberg virus (SBV), was identified as the cause of both clinical presentations. SBV is an arthropod-borne orthobunyavirus of the Simbu serogroup.
On January 23, 2012, the presence of SBV infection was confirmed in Britain for the first time on four sheep farms in Norfolk, Suffolk and East Sussex (AHVLA 2012). Confirmation was by RT-PCR on tissues from animals with clinical signs …
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