Tuesday 19 October 2021

Sheep virus found on four farms, 77 under investigation

A new virus which causes sheep to have deformed lambs has been formally identified on four farms in the Netherlands while a further 77 are under investigation, the food and consumer product safety body VWA said on Wednesday.

Most of the reports come from the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel. The Schmallenberg virus is carried by gnats.

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