22-02-2013 09:02 AM | United Kingdom

Viewpoint: Farm virus spreads to deer

Evidence of extensive Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection of wild deer populations has far-reaching significance - not least for the future control of this devastating pathogen.

SBV emerged in northern Europe in the summer of 2011.

It was first observed in cattle, where its arrival was heralded by a series of relatively innocuous symptoms that included reduced milk production and diarrhoea.
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