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    Dog infected with Schmallenbergvirus

    STOCKHOLM Published June 18, 2013

    Researchers at SLU and SVA have found antibodies against the Schmallenberg virus in a dog.

    The virus, which causes problems in cattle and sheep, can cause abortions and malformations. Antibodies developed by the immune response to an infection, and it is the first time that they found in an animal other than ruminants.

    Scientists do not know if the dog had any symptoms during the infection.

    Previous studies have shown that Schmallenberg virus does not infect humans.

    Helsingborgs Dagblad
    “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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    Re: Sweden: dog infected with Schmallenbergvirus

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    2013-06-18

    Antibodies against Schmallenbergvirus found in dog

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    In a recently published study shows a research team from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the National Veterinary Institute (SVA), a Swedish dog has developed antibodies against schmallenbergvirus. Antibodies developed by the immune system as a response to an infection. It is unclear if the dog showed no clinical symptoms or if it was merely a transient infection without symptoms. The blood samples were tested (100 samples from 86 dogs) were not collected because of suspicion of clinical disease caused by schmallenbergvirus.

    - This is something we want to investigate further, to see if schmallenbergvirus can provide such abortions and birth defects in dogs, says Jonas Wensman from SLU, who led the study.

    The results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

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

    ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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