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Schmallenberg Virus Continues Spreading

Posted by feww on March 15, 2012

Thousands of farms across Europe report Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection

Tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of animals in thousands of farms across Europe have tested positive for Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 15

[March 15, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,462 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Europe.  Tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of animals in thousands of farms across Europe have tested positive for Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection.


Lamb suspected of the SBV infection. Source: DWHC

  • Germany.   Sheep, cattle and goat from 944 farms [up from 847 farms on March 5, and 908 farms on March 12] have been tested positive for Schmallenberg virus as of March 14, 2012.
    • “The cases occurred in 124 cattle holdings, 780 sheep holdings and 40 goat holdings,” FLI reported.
    • Affected federal states are North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Hesse, Schleswig-Holstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Brandenburg, Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt, Hamburg, Bavaria, Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saarland and Berlin, FLI said.

Map of farm locations in Germany with SBV infection


© 2010 Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Tiergesundheit

  • UK. “Schmallenberg virus (SBV) infection has been identified on 158 farms [up from 92 farm on March 2, and 11 farms on January 31, 2012.] Eleven of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 147 in sheep, and none to date in other species. No increase in the counties affected. SBV infection has only been identified in areas at risk of midge incursion from Northern Europe during summer / autumn 2011,” AHVLA reported.
    • Currently, 20 counties are affected: Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, South Gloucestershire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire.
  • France. A total of 670 farms have reported SBV infection as of March 9, 2012. The infected farms include
    • 634 sheep farms
    • 26 cattle farms
    • 10 goat farms
  • Belgium.   Total of 213 farms (March 9, 2012); 151 sheep farms, 60 cattle farms and 2 goat farms.
  • Netherlands.  Total of 153 farms (March 8, 2012); 101 sheep farms, 47 cattle farms and 5 goat farms.
  • Spain. Large number of SBV infections have been reported in Hinojosa del Duque, ANDALUCIA. The infections were detected mostly in sheep.
  • Luxembourg. Infection reported on 7 farms. Data incomplete. NO reliable data available.
  • Italy. Infection reported on 1 farm. Data incomplete. NO reliable data available.
  • Denmark.  Schmallenberg virus has been found in midges in Denmark,
    the Danish National Veterinary Institute reported on March 13, 2012.

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Previous reports of SBV infection

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Hundreds Evacuated Amid Spain Wildfires

Posted by feww on March 10, 2012

Wildfires consume 3,000 acres, force hundreds to evacuate in drought-stricken Spain

Four major fires have consumed more than 3,000 acres near the town of Lleida in the Pyrenees area, forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 10

[March 10, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,467 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Catalonia, Spain.  Four major fires have consumed more than 3,000 acres near the town of Lleida in the Pyrenees area, forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia.
    • Spain is experiencing its worst winter drought in living memory.

Spain Drought Maps


Spain Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) for February 2012. Source:  AEMET – Enhanced by FIRE-EARTH


Spain Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI);  3-month forecast. Source:  AEMET

Other Global Disasters

  • Indiana, USA.The Disaster President has declared that a major disaster exists in the state of Indiana following the fatalities, widespread damage and losses caused by severe storms, straight-line winds, and deadly tornadoes during the period of February 29 to March 3, 2012.
    • The worst affected areas are the counties of Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick, and Washington.
  • Afghanistan.   Death toll from avalanches that  buried several villages in northeastern Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province has climbed to at least 57.
    • The avalanche that buried Shirin Nazem village in Sheky district has left at least 145 others missing, “presumed dead,”  the UN said.
    • Afghanistan coldest winter in nearly two decades has left hundreds of people dead, including about 100 in Badakhshan province including at least 35 children.
    • The cold has also left at least two dozen children dead in refugee camps on the outskirts of the capital Kabul.
  • UK.  Schmallenberg virus (SBV), aka, ‘deformed lamb’ infection has been identified on 145 UK farms [up from 92 farms on March 2, and 11 farms on January 31, 2012,] AHVLA reported.
    • “Nine of the positive cases have been diagnosed in cattle, 136 in sheep, and none to date in other species. Two new counties have reported disease: Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.”
  • Germany. Animals on at least 908 farms have been tested positive for Schmallenberg virus, as of March 9, 2012 [up from 847 farms on March 5,] FLI reported.
  • Rest of Europe. Numbers of Schmallenberg infection in the Netherlands, BelgiumFrance, Italy and Luxembourg appear to be heavily under-reported.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Recent Drought Links

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