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Schmallenberg virus (SBV) identified in UK livestock

Tests by the Animal Health and the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) have confirmed the presence of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in livestock samples submitted since January 2012 from a number of farms in the south and east of England. Positive cases have been identified on the Isle of Wight, West Berkshire, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Previously, cases have been identified across the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent, East and West Sussex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Cornwall and Wiltshire.   To date, the majority of the cases of SBV infection have been... Read More