Epizootic spread of Schmallenberg Virus among Wild Cervids, Belgium, Fall 2011

Linden, A.; Desmecht, D.; Volpe, R.; Wirtgen, M.; Gregoire, F.; Pirson, J.; Peternostre, J.; Kleijnen, D.; Schirrmeier, Horst GND; Beer, Martin GND; Garigliany, M.-M.

Schmallenberg virus was detected in cattle and sheep in northwestern Europe in 2011. To determine whether wild ruminants are also susceptible, we measured antibody seroprevalence in cervids (roe deer and red deer) in Belgium in 2010 and 2011. Findings indicated rapid spread among these deer since virus emergence ~250 km away.

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Linden, A. / Desmecht, D. / Volpe, R. / et al: Epizootic spread of Schmallenberg Virus among Wild Cervids, Belgium, Fall 2011. 2012.

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