Number of Schmallenberg cases in the UK continue to rise
Work carried out by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and the Institute for Animal Health (IAH) looking at the epidemiology of the Schmallenberg virus (SBV) has uncovered results which suggest that the virus has over-wintered and is circulating now.
Commenting, Carl Padgett, President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), said:
“The work carried out by the RVC and IAH is very important in enhancing our understanding of the Schmallenberg virus. But we are not surprised that the virus may have over-wintered as this was always a possibility.
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