Scientists confirm Schmallenberg still circulating
Posted: 8 August, 2012
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, in collaboration with colleagues at Pirbright, have confirmed that Schmallenberg virus is still circulating in the UK as the current midge season approaches its peak. Tests were carried out on around 150 cattle and over 1000 sheep belonging to the Royal Veterinary College, where MSc student Corin Jack is studying Schmallenberg epidemiology. The tests looking for antibodies to the Schmallenberg virus were done using a commercially available testing kit.