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  • Re: Schmallenberg virus : new Akabane-like virus in cattle, sheep and goats in Europe

    "Only young cows seem to produce malformed calves"

    Interesting observation via "Warmwell", excellent website run by Mary Critchley.

    She received via email a reaction from Germany: only young cows seem to produce malformed calves.

    Older cows apparently are immune.

    Important item for research, also for sheep and goats.


    March 4th 2012 ~ Important opinion from an experienced cattle farmer in Germany

    As always, we are extremely grateful for genuinely informed comment.

    Extract:


    "..Believe me, nothing can beat hands on examination and good experience.

    Just one example : Here they enter confirmed cases of SBV into the database without any information about breed, age or farming details so what information should the epidemiologists work with?

    In my opinion SBV is not new, has popped up the first time in 2007/2008 and then has been dormant until last year.

    The fact that dams of affected calves, at least in our region, are rather young (about 3 years, first-second calvers) while older cows produce healthy offspring should make everybody think. You won't find this information in the computers yet it could be of importance once data for the whole country could be compared."

    Warmwell
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      5 March – Schmallenberg virus: further update on GB testing results

      121 farms - 8 in cattle - 113 in sheep

      Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has been identified on 121 farms. Eight of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 113 in sheep, and none to date in other species. Four new counties have reported disease: Devon, Dorset, Cambridgeshire and Somerset.

      So far, none of the affected farms have reported importing animals during 2011 from the affected areas in mainland Europe. SBV infection has only been identified in areas at risk of midge incursion from Northern Europe during summer / autumn 2011.

      DEFRA


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      • Re: Schmallenberg virus : new Akabane-like virus in cattle, sheep and goats in Europe

        Link to Map

        Germany: current Information on ‛Schmallenberg virus’

        last updated March 5, 2012

        In Germany animals from 847 holdings have been tested positive for ‛Schmallenberg virus’ so far.

        The cases occurred in 77 cattle holdings, 732 sheep holdings and 38 goat holdings.


        Affected federal states are North Rhine-Westphalia (38 cattle, 250 sheep, 11 goat holdings), Lower Saxony (17 cattle, 115 sheep, 6 goat holdings), Hesse (3 cattle, 94 sheep holdings, 5 goat holdings), Schleswig-Holstein (10 cattle, 94 sheep, 1 goat holdings), Rhineland-Palatinate (1 Bison, 4 cattle, 36 sheep, 4 goat holdings), Baden-Wuerttemberg (2 cattle, 19 sheep, 5 goat holdings), Brandenburg (18 sheep holdings), Thuringia (27 sheep holdings, 2 goat holdings), Saxony-Anhalt (21 sheep holdings, 2 goat holding), Hamburg (1 cattle, 6 sheep holdings), Bavaria (14 sheep holdings), Saxony (28 sheep holdings), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (5 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Saarland (2 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding) and Berlin (1 sheep holding).

        FLI
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          Link to Map


          Germany: current information on ‛Schmallenberg virus’

          last updated March 6, 2012

          In Germany animals from 868 holdings have been tested positive for ‛Schmallenberg virus’ so far.

          The cases occurred in 86 cattle holdings, 743 sheep holdings and 39 goat holdings.


          Affected federal states are North Rhine-Westphalia (44 cattle, 252 sheep, 11 goat holdings), Lower Saxony (17 cattle, 118 sheep, 6 goat holdings), Hesse (3 cattle, 96 sheep holdings, 5 goat holdings), Schleswig-Holstein (11 cattle, 97 sheep, 1 goat holdings), Rhineland-Palatinate (1 Bison, 5 cattle, 36 sheep, 5 goat holdings), Baden-Wuerttemberg (2 cattle, 19 sheep, 5 goat holdings), Brandenburg (1 cattle, 18 sheep holdings), Thuringia (28 sheep holdings, 2 goat holdings), Saxony-Anhalt (21 sheep holdings, 2 goat holding), Hamburg (1 cattle, 6 sheep holdings), Bavaria (15 sheep holdings), Saxony (1 cattle, 29 sheep holdings), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (5 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Saarland (2 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding) and Berlin (1 sheep holding).
          “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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          • Re: Schmallenberg virus : new Akabane-like virus in cattle, sheep and goats in Europe

            Two more sheepfarms with Schmallenberg-virus in Luxembourg.

            6 march, 2012

            The OIE reports 2 more sheepfarms in Luxembourg with Schmallenberg-virus.

            Total number of positive holdings in Luxembourg is 3.




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              Belgium: Schmallenberg virus found in 189 holdings


              Update march 5 12:00


              Number of suspected premises : 593

              Number of confirmed premises : 189

              Cattle holdings: 44

              Sheep holdings: 144

              Goat holdings: 1



              3 of the cattle holdings were confirmed from 23 samples taken last autumn

              Link to Map

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                Netherlands: Schmallenberg virus confirmed in 144 farms

                Update march 6 2012

                Number of suspected premises : 844

                Number of confirmed premises : 144


                Cattle holdings: 38

                8 cattle holdings were found to be positive from bloodsamples taken last autumn. These holdings are NOT included in the total number

                Sheep holdings : 101

                Goat holdings : 5


                Link to MAP

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                  Current Information on ‛Schmallenberg virus’

                  last updated March 7, 2012

                  In Germany animals from 879 holdings have been tested positiv for ‛Schmallenberg virus’ so far.

                  The cases occurred in 90 cattle holdings, 750 sheep holdings and 39 goat holdings.


                  Affected federal states are North Rhine-Westphalia (44 cattle, 253 sheep, 11 goat holdings), Lower Saxony (20 cattle, 120 sheep, 6 goat holdings), Hesse (3 cattle, 96 sheep holdings, 5 goat holdings), Schleswig-Holstein (12 cattle, 97 sheep, 1 goat holdings), Rhineland-Palatinate (1 Bison, 5 cattle, 36 sheep, 5 goat holdings), Baden-Wuerttemberg (2 cattle, 20 sheep, 5 goat holdings), Brandenburg (1 cattle, 18 sheep holdings), Thuringia (28 sheep holdings, 2 goat holdings), Saxony-Anhalt (21 sheep holdings, 2 goat holding), Hamburg (1 cattle, 6 sheep holdings), Bavaria (15 sheep holdings), Saxony (1 cattle, 30 sheep holdings), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (7 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Saarland (2 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding) and Berlin (1 sheep holding).

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                    Belgium: Schmallenberg virus found in 205 holdings


                    Update march 7 14:00


                    Number of suspected premises : 615

                    Number of confirmed premises : 205

                    Cattle holdings: 55

                    Sheep holdings: 149

                    Goat holdings: 1



                    3 of the cattle holdings were confirmed from 23 samples taken last autumn

                    Map of Sheepholdings en Goatholdings


                    Map of Cattelholdings


                    Source: FAVV/CODA-CERVA
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                      Luxembourg: Schmallenberg virus confirmed in 7 premises

                      7 march 2012

                      Today the Ministry of Agriculture confirmed 4 new holdings with SBV.

                      In total 7 holdings are affected, 6 sheep- and 1 cattle holding.

                      Source: OIE
                      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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                        Link to Map

                        Germany: current Information on ‛Schmallenberg virus’

                        last updated March 8, 2012

                        In Germany animals from 894 holdings have been tested positiv for ‛Schmallenberg virus’ so far.

                        The cases occurred in 93 cattle holdings, 761 sheep holdings and 40 goat holdings.

                        Affected federal states are North Rhine-Westphalia (44 cattle, 254 sheep, 11 goat holdings), Lower Saxony (20 cattle, 120 sheep, 6 goat holdings), Hesse (4 cattle, 100 sheep holdings, 5 goat holdings), Schleswig-Holstein (13 cattle, 97 sheep, 1 goat holdings), Rhineland-Palatinate (1 Bison, 5 cattle, 37 sheep, 5 goat holdings), Baden-Wuerttemberg (2 cattle, 21 sheep, 5 goat holdings), Brandenburg (1 cattle, 19 sheep holdings), Thuringia (30 sheep holdings, 2 goat holdings), Saxony-Anhalt (21 sheep holdings, 2 goat holding), Hamburg (2 cattle, 6 sheep holdings), Bavaria (15 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Saxony (1 cattle, 30 sheep holdings), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (8 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Saarland (2 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding) and Berlin (1 sheep holding).
                        “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                        Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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                          First visualisation of Schmallenberg virus

                          Insel Riems - March 8, 2012. Scientists of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) on the Isle of Riems have first succeeded in visualizing the so-called „Schmallenberg virus“.

                          The work group for electron microscopy led by Dr. Harald Granzow of the Institute of Infectology of the FLI on the Isle of Riems has visualized the pathogen by high-resolution electron microscopic analyses of infected cells.

                          The shape of the virus is similar to that of other bunyaviruses; the virus is visible as a membrane-enveloped particle with a diameter of approx. 100 nanometers (1nm = 1 millionth of a millimeter).

                          The membrane envelops the three segments of the genetic information. „This is another important step forward in the understanding of Schmallenberg virus’, explains the President of the FLI, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Thomas C. Mettenleiter.



                          FLI
                          “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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                            9 March – Schmallenberg virus: further update on GB testing results

                            Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has been identified on 145 farms. Nine of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 136 in sheep, and none to date in other species.

                            Two new counties have reported disease: Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.


                            So far, none of the affected farms have reported importing animals during 2011 from the affected areas in mainland Europe. SBV infection has only been identified in areas at risk of midge incursion from Northern Europe during summer / autumn 2011.

                            Figures correct as of 9 March 2012

                            County-- (Sheep)--(Cattle)-- (Goats or exotic ruminants)--Total

                            Cambridgeshire 1 0 0 1

                            Cornwall 1 0 0 1

                            Devon 2 0 0 2

                            Dorset 2 0 0 2

                            East Sussex 24 1 0 25

                            Essex 8 0 0 8

                            Hampshire 7 0 0 7

                            Hertfordshire 5 0 0 5

                            Isle of Wight 1 0 0 1

                            Kent 26 2 0 28

                            Leicestershire 1 0 0 1

                            Lincolnshire 1 0 0 1

                            Norfolk 15 3 0 18

                            S Gloucestershire 1 0 0 1

                            Somerset 1 0 0 1

                            Suffolk 12 2 0 14

                            Surrey 4 0 0 4

                            West Berkshire 1 0 0 1

                            West Sussex 18 1 0 19

                            Wiltshire 5 0 0 5

                            Total 136 9 0 145

                            DEFRA
                            “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                            Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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                              Link to Map

                              Germany: current Information on ‛Schmallenberg virus’

                              last updated March 9, 2012

                              In Germany animals from 908 holdings have been tested positive for ‛Schmallenberg virus’ so far.

                              The cases occurred in 98 cattle holdings, 770 sheep holdings and 40 goat holdings.


                              Affected federal states are North Rhine-Westphalia (46 cattle, 254 sheep, 11 goat holdings), Lower Saxony (20 cattle, 125 sheep, 6 goat holdings), Hesse (4 cattle, 101 sheep holdings, 5 goat holdings), Schleswig-Holstein (16 cattle, 98 sheep, 1 goat holdings), Rhineland-Palatinate (1 Bison, 5 cattle, 38 sheep, 5 goat holdings), Baden-Wuerttemberg (2 cattle, 21 sheep, 5 goat holdings), Brandenburg (1 cattle, 19 sheep holdings), Thuringia (30 sheep holdings, 2 goat holdings), Saxony-Anhalt (21 sheep holdings, 2 goat holding), Hamburg (2 cattle, 6 sheep holdings), Bavaria (15 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Saxony (1 cattle, 30 sheep holdings), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (9 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding), Saarland (2 sheep holdings, 1 goat holding) and Berlin (1 sheep holding).

                              FLI
                              “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                              Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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                                France: Schmallenberg-virus reported on 259 new farms, total 670

                                9 march 2012

                                Today the French Agricultural Department reports 259 new confirmations of the Schmallenberg-virus in 40 French departments (see map).

                                Most affected are sheep holdings, together with 26 cattle holdings, 8 goat holdings and 2 mixed sheep/goat holdings.

                                The total number of affected premises in France is 670.



                                Présence du virus de Schmallenberg en France

                                9 mars 2012

                                La présence du virus de Schmallenberg vient d’être confirmée dans 259 nouvelles exploitations.

                                Au total ce sont 670 élevages qui sont donc touchés dans 40 départements (01, 02, 03, 08, 10, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 27, 36, 37, 41, 43, 45, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 76, 80, 86, 87, 88, 89).

                                Il s’agit essentiellement d’élevages ovins, mais on compte 26 élevages bovins, 8 élevages caprins et 2 élevage ovin/caprin.

                                http://agriculture.gouv.fr/maladies-animales

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