Transmission of Schmallenberg Virus during Winter, Germany
Kerstin Wernike, Mareen Kohn, Franz J. Conraths, Doreen Werner, Daniela Kameke, Silke Hechinger, Helge Kampen, and Martin Beer
Author affiliations: Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Insel Riems, Germany (K. Wernike, M. Kohn, D. Kameke, S. Hechinger, H. Kampen, M. Beer); Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Wusterhausen, Germany (F.J. Conraths); Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Müncheberg, Germany (D. Werner)
Figure. . Results of analysis of samples from sheep and cattle for Schmallenberg virus (SBV), Germany, 2012–2013. A) Climate data and sampling. The maximum temperatures are shown with filled triangles and a solid line and the minimum temperatures with unfilled triangles and a broken line. Snow cover is symbolized by a gray area. The dashed line represents the day of the detection of SBV genome in 4 sheep. Further sampling days are marked by dotted lines. B) PCR-confirmed Schmallenberg virus infections in adult cattle (black bars) or sheep (gray bars) in Germany during January 1–February 20, 2013.
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