The challenge of Schmallenberg virus emergence in Europe

Tarlinton, Rachael E., Daly, Janet M., Dunham, Stephen P. and Kydd, Julia M. (2012) The challenge of Schmallenberg virus emergence in Europe. Veterinary Journal, 194 (1). pp. 10-18. ISSN 1090-0233

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The large-scale outbreak of disease across Northern Europe caused by a new orthobunyavirus known as

Schmallenberg virus has caused considerable disruption to lambing and calving. Although advances in

technology and collaboration between veterinary diagnostic and research institutes have enabled rapid

identification of the causative agent and the development and deployment of tests, much remains

unknown about this virus and its epidemiology that make predictions of its future impact difficult to

assess. This review outlines current knowledge of the virus, drawing comparisons with related viruses,

then explores possible scenarios of its impact in the near future, and highlights some of the urgent

research questions that need to be addressed to allow the development of appropriate control strategies.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
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Depositing User: Tarlinton, Dr Rachael
Date Deposited: 16 May 2014 09:37
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 20:22

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