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Schmallenberg virus: what the science says

Prof Peter Mertens, Research Leader of Vector-borne Diseases Programme, Institute for Animal Health
Prof Matthew Baylis, Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology, Liverpool University
Prof Wim van der Poel, Research Leader in Emerging and Zoonotic Viruses, Central Veterinary Institute

Leading scientists in virology and veterinary epidemiology were invited to the SMC for a background briefing on the Schmallenberg virus, an emerging livestock disease first detected in Germany that is infecting British farms and causing dramatic deformities in newborn lambs and calves.

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