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Epidemiological update: Schmallenberg virus isolated from ruminants in the European Union

20 Feb 2012

The Schmallenberg virus has been recently reported in Italy and Luxembourg. Up to date the virus, which was first detected in Germany in early November 2011, has been isolated in cattle, sheep and goats in seven EU countries.

Please read for further information:

Epidemiological update: Schmallenberg virus isolated from ruminants in the European Union, potential implications for human health, 15 February, 2012

ECDC's risk assessment 'New Orthobunyavirus isolated from infected cattle and small livestock ─ potential implications for human health', 22 December 2011

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