EFSA provides updates on Schmallenberg virus in EU

EFSA has analysed the latest epidemiological data on the occurrence of the Schmallenberg virus in Europe. By the end of April 2013 the virus, affecting domestic and wild ruminants, had been reported in most EU Member States. The presence of the virus was confirmed by laboratory tests in more than 8,000 holdings. Data suggested that the virus circulated also during winter months. The Schmallenberg virus has been detected in bisons, deer, moose, alpacas, buffalos, cattle, sheep and goats.

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