Schmallenberg virus

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Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is a novel Orthobunyavirus that has been associated with disease in ruminants (cattle, sheep and goats) in Europe. Antibodies were also detected in individual roe deer, red deer and one bison. The disease causes transient clinical symptoms in adult cattle (fever, diarrhoea, reduced milk yield, etc.) and congenital malformation in newborn ruminants. 

Latest outputs

Publication

Joint risk assessment: New Orthobunyavirus isolated from infected cattle and small livestock ─ potential implications for human health

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News

Epidemiological update: Schmallenberg virus in the European Union, 24 April 2012Archived

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 18-24 March 2012, week 12

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Communicable disease threats report, 11-17 March 2012, week 11

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Disease networks

Emerging Viral Diseases-Expert Laboratory Network (EVD-LabNet)