Schmallenberg virus

Schmallenberg virus

A virus first identified in Schmallenberg, Germany, in 2011, which causes brain and limb malformations in cattle and lambs. It is thought to be a negative-sense, single-stranded RNA virus of the Bunyaviridae family, genus Orthobunyavirus.
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Thereafter, serum samples were taken in weekly intervals and tested in a microneutralization assay (12) and a commercially available SBV antibody ELISA (ID Screen Schmallenberg Virus Competition; IDvet, Grabels, France).
A NEW DISEASE SPREADING FAST SCHMALLENBERG virus is named after the German town where it was first identified in 2011.
A 17% rise in lamb prices and the deadly Schmallenberg virus are pushing the Easter dish off the menu.
The Minister of Environment and Water, Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, on Thursday issued an ordinance to regulate the import of cattle, sheep and goats from countries with a record of the Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) that leads to deaths and deformities of livestock before birth.
Producers were monitoring the Schmallenberg virus, but it was too early to tell what the impact would be, it said.
MAGGIE CRAIG Llandrindod Wells IT would seem inevitable that the Schmallenberg virus that causes birth defects and miscarriages in livestock will soon be found in Wales.
The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency said tests on animals on four sheep farms in Norfolk, Suffolk and East Sussex had detected Schmallenberg virus.
Genetic reassortment between Sathuperi and Shamonda viruses of the genus Orthobunyavirus in nature: implications for their genetic relationship to Schmallenberg virus.
Chairman of the organisers Adam Watson said: "With the harsh weather, fall in lamb prices and outbreak of the Schmallenberg virus, sheep farmers have not had an easy start to the year and this underlines the challenges that we face as an industry.
In December, total sheep numbers in Wales had risen 3% to almost 6m - but the sector had since struggled with weather and disease Liver fluke and the Schmallenberg Virus had taken their toll along with the heavy snow, said HCC's John Richards.
WELSH scientists aim to deploy biological warfare to counter the threat of Schmallenberg Virus (SBV).