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Advances in Schmallenberg Virus Research

Schmallenberg virus is an emerging livestock disease which is of great concern, being responsible for neurological defects, stillbirths and abortions in sheep and cattle. Thought to be spread by vectors, such as midges, mosquitoes and ticks, Schmallenberg virus has spread rapidly throughout Europe having first being detected in Germany in 2011. With more than 1,500 cases reported since its discovery in Britain in 2012, new research is currently underway to help identify and develop control measures to reduce and/or eliminate Schmallenberg virus within the farming community. This thematic series focuses on all areas of research in Schmallenberg virus to help promote advances in this field.

  1. Content type: Research article

    Schmallenberg virus (SBV) first emerged in Europe in 2011, and in Sweden in late 2012. The virus was still circulating in parts of Europe in 2015. In recent testing, the virus has not been detected in Swedish ...

    Authors: A. Malmsten, J. Malmsten, G. Blomqvist, K. Näslund, C. Vernersson, S. Hägglund, A.-M. Dalin, E. O. Ågren and J.-F. Valarcher

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:84

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    Schmallenberg virus (SBV) emerged in northern-Europe in 2011 resulting in an epidemic of ruminant abortions and congenital malformations throughout the continent. In the years following the epidemic there have...

    Authors: Á. B. Collins, D. Barrett, M. L. Doherty, M. Larska and J. F. Mee

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:234

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    Schmallenberg virus (SBV), Akabane virus (AKAV) and Aino virus (AINV) are members of the Simbu serogroup within the genus Orthobunyavirus, family Bunyaviridae, which can cause reproductive disorders including abo...

    Authors: Ji-Hye Lee, Hyun-Ji Seo, Jee-Yong Park, Sung-Hee Kim, Yun Sang Cho, Yong-Joo Kim, In-Soo Cho and Hye-Young Jeoung

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:270

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    Schmallenberg virus (SBV) was first identified in November 2011. It is a novel Orthobunyavirus (family Bunyaviridae) whose main ill effect is congenital malformation of the musculoskeletal and central nervous sys...

    Authors: D. Barrett, S. J. More, R. O’Neill, B. Bradshaw, M. Casey, M. Keane, G. McGrath and D. Sammin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:267

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is an emerging Orthobunyavirus of ruminant livestock species currently circulating in Europe. SBV causes a subclinical or mild disease in adult animals but vertical transmission to pregn...

    Authors: E. Laloy, M. Riou, C. Barc, G. Belbis, E. Bréard, S. Breton, N. Cordonnier, D. Crochet, R. Delaunay, J. Moreau, N. Pozzi, M. Raimbourg, P. Sarradin, S. Trapp, C. Viarouge, S. Zientara…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:221

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    Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is a recently emerged virus of ruminants in Europe. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) are commonly used to detect SBV-specific antibodies in bulk tank milk samples to monitor...

    Authors: Janet M Daly, Barnabas King, Rachael A Tarlinton, Kevin C Gough, Ben C Maddison and Roger Blowey

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:56

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    In view of recurrent Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infections all over Europe between 2011 and 2013, a lively scientific debate over the importance of the sylvatic transmission cycle of the virus has emerged. The ...

    Authors: Magdalena Larska, Michał K Krzysiak, Julia Kęsik-Maliszewska and Jerzy Rola

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:967

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Schmallenberg virus (SBV) was first detected in November 2011 in Germany and then rapidly spread throughout Europe. In beef suckler farms, clinical signs are mainly associated with reproductive disorders, part...

    Authors: Didier Raboisson, Agnès Waret-Szkuta, Jonathan Rushton, Barbara Häsler and Pablo Alarcon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:254

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    The Schmallenberg virus (SBV) emerged in Europe in 2011 and caused a widespread epidemic in ruminants.

    Authors: Morgane Dominguez, Kristel Gache, Anne Touratier, Jean-Baptiste Perrin, Alexandre Fediaevsky, Eric Collin, Emmanuel Bréard, Corinne Sailleau, Cyril Viarouge, Gina Zanella, Stephan Zientara, Pascal Hendrikx and Didier Calavas

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:248

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    Schmallenberg virus (SBV) has swept through the major part of Europe in the period 2011–2013. A vaccine against SBV has been developed and may be a possible preventive instrument against infection. Presently, ...

    Authors: Armin RW Elbers, Norbert Stockhofe-Zurwieden and Wim HM van der Poel

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:103

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  11. Content type: Review

    In the past decade, two pathogens transmitted by Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), bluetongue virus and Schmallenberg virus, have caused serious economic losses to the European livestock indust...

    Authors: Constantianus JM Koenraadt, Thomas Balenghien, Simon Carpenter, Els Ducheyne, Armin RW Elbers, Mark Fife, Claire Garros, Adolfo Ibáñez-Justicia, Helge Kampen, Richard JM Kormelink, Bertrand Losson, Wim HM van der Poel, Nick De Regge, Piet A van Rijn, Christopher Sanders, Francis Schaffner…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:77

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