Epizootic Spread of Schmallenberg Virus among Wild Cervids, Belgium, Fall 2011
Annick Linden1, Daniel Desmecht1 , Rosario Volpe, Marc Wirtgen, Fabien Gregoire, Jessica Pirson, Julien Paternostre, Deborah Kleijnen, Horst Schirrmeier, Martin Beer, and Mutien-Marie Garigliany
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Liège, Liège, Belgium (A. Linden, D. Desmecht, R. Volpe, M. Wirtgen, F. Gregoire, J. Pirson, J. Paternostre, D. Kleijnen, M.-M. Garigliany); Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany (H. Schirrmeier, M. Beer)
Figure 1. . Location of 4 provinces in southeast Belgium (shaded) where 524 wild cervids (313 red deer and 211 roe deer) were killed during hunting seasons 2010 and 2011 and sampled. Seroprevelance for Schmallenberg virus is shown for each of the 225 deer killed in 2011. Source: Institut Géographique National, Brussels, Belgium, 2001.
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