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Midges Carrying Schmallenberg Detected in Norway

30 October 2012

NORWAY - Biting midges carrying Schmallenberg have been collected by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute.

It is the first time the virus has been detected in Norway.

Through a Schmallenberg monitoring system, the deaths of 21 lambs, five cavlves and two fawns were investigated in the Spring, however the virus was not detected in any of the samples.

To identify the prevalance of the virus in Norway, bulk milk tank samples will be regularly tested.

For more information on Schmallenberg, click here.

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