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Schmallenberg Virus Continues to Surge in Europe

Posted by feww on May 15, 2012

More EU farms infected by Schmallenberg virus

  • Germany.  Some 1,481 farms across Germany had reported animals testing positive for the virus as of May 14, 2012, including 92 new farms.
  • France.  France reported infections on 1,471 farms on May 11, including 105 new cases.
  • Belgium.  Some 477  farms had reported SBV by May 2, 2012, including 33 new farms from a week earlier.
  • Netherlands.  At least 339 farms have reported SBV  as of May 11, 2012.
  • U.K. As of May 14, some 258 UK farms had reported SBV including two new farms, one in the Channel Islands and one in Buckinghamshire, a new addition to the list of counties reporting affected animals, said DEFRA.
  • Luxemburg, Spain, Italy and other European countries. No reliable statistics available!

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Other Global Disasters, Significant Events

  • Hunan Province, China. At least 20,078 cases of HFMD infections were reported in Hunan province in April, with 19 fatalities.
    • Continuous rain has affected more than 2.91 million people in 50 of the province’s counties as of May 14, said a report.


Original caption: Photo taken on May 13, 2012 shows a bridge that collapsed after being hit by flood in Pingjiang County, central-south China’s Hunan Province, May 13, 2012. Torrential rain that struck south China since May 11 has affected the daily lives of 2.91 million residents within Hunan as of Monday noon. Direct economic losses caused by the flood reached 2.88 billion yuan (456.2 million U.S. dollars), according to provincial flood control authorities. (Xinhua/Bai Yu). Image may be subject to copyright.  More images…

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