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Schmallenberg virus – “CADA VEZ MAIS PRÓXIMO DO NOSSO TERRITÓRIO”

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Schmallenberg virus, Spain

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Information received on 13/03/2012 from Dr Lucio Ignacio Carbajo Goni,
Subdirector General de Sanidad de la Producción Primaria, Dirección
General de Recursos Agrí­colas y Ganaderos, Ministerio de Medio
Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino, Madrid, Spain

Summary

Report type Immediate notification
Start date 06/03/2012
Date of first confirmation of the event 12/03/2012
Report date 13/03/2012
Date submitted to OIE 13/03/2012
Reason for notification Emerging disease
Morbidity 0.15 %
Mortality 0 %
Zoonotic impact No
Causal agent Schmallenberg virus

New outbreaks
Outbreak 1 (1/2012) Hinojosa del Duque, ANDALUCIA
Date of start of the outbreak 06/03/2012
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals Species Goats
Susceptible 12
Cases 0
Deaths 0
Destroyed 0
Slaughtered 0

Species Sheep
Susceptible 644
Cases 1
Deaths 0
Destroyed 0
Slaughtered 0

Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1

Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection – Unknown or
inconclusive;
Vectors

Epidemiological comments – A case of abortion with deformities and
lesions consistent with Schmallenberg virus [infection].

Control measures: Measures applied-
No vaccination
No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
No other measures
Laboratory name and type: Central Veterinary Laboratory, Algete
(National laboratory)
Species Sheep
Test polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Test date 12/03/2012
Result Positive

Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
[The OIE Technical Fact Sheet lists the following countries below –
and we can now add Spain to the list – as being infected as of
February, 2012. Please see
<http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Our_scientific_expertise/docs/pdf/A_Schmallenberg_virus.pdf>
First phase: Schmallenberg virus was first detected in November 2011 in Germany from samples collected in summer/autumn 2011 from diseased (fever, reduced milk yield) dairy cattle. Similar clinical signs (including diarrhoea) were detected in dairy cows in the Netherlands
where the presence of Schmallenberg virus was also confirmed in December 2011.

Second phase: In early December 2011, congenital malformations were reported in newborn lambs in the Netherlands, and Schmallenberg virus was detected in and isolated from the brain tissue. Up to February 2012, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg and Italy have reported stillbirths and congenital malformations with PCR positive results.

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