Schmallenberg Virus

Authored by: Dongyou Liu

Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498700368
eBook ISBN: 9781498700375
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19719-ch63

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Abstract

Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is an orthobunyavirus that was first identified using a metagenomic approach from dairy cattle near the town of Schmallenberg in Germany in October 2011. The virus causes fever, diarrhea, and a drop in milk yield in ruminants, as well as congenital malformations and stillbirths in calves, lambs, and goat kids. Since its initial description, SBV has been reported in thousands of cattle, sheep, and goat farms across Europe [1].

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