“Schmallenberg” virus: analysis of the epidemiological data
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Following the request from the European Commission for EFSA to continue to collect data and provide updates of the epidemiological situation on Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in the EU, data received during the reporting period was analysed, updating the previously published report on the analysis of the epidemiological data and preliminary assessment of impact.
The analysis intends to give an overview of the SBV situation (reporting period from 1 August 2011 till 30 April 2013) together with an update of newly affected herds.
Most countries in Europe have reported SBV cases. It can be seen that in winter 2012 and spring 2013 the area where cases were reported has expanded. In the north the area in the United Kingdom has extended to Scotland, and in the Scandinavia mainland regions of Norway, Finland and Sweden are now affected. SBV has also spread to new regions in the east of Europe: Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia.