Doceul V.,French National Institute for Agricultural Research |
Lara E.,French National Institute for Agricultural Research |
Sailleau C.,French National Institute for Agricultural Research |
Belbis G.,National Veterinary School of Alfort |
And 15 more authors.
After the unexpected emergence of Bluetongue virus serotype 8 (BTV-8) in northern Europe in 2006, another arbovirus, Schmallenberg virus (SBV), emerged in Europe in 2011 causing a new economically important disease in ruminants. The virus, belonging to the Orthobunyavirus genus in the Bunyaviridae family, was first detected in Germany, in The Netherlands and in Belgium in 2011 and soon after in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Denmark and Switzerland. This review describes the current knowledge on the emergence, epidemiology, clinical signs, molecular virology and diagnosis of SBV infection. © 2013 Doceul et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Source