Schmallenberg virus

Schmallenberg virus is a new emerging livestock disease that can infect goats.

It is similar to some other animal disease pathogens, such as Akabane and Shamonda viruses, which are transmitted by vectors, such as midges, mosquitoes and ticks.

The virus has been associated with late abortion or birth defects in newborn goats.

Schmallenberg Virus

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