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Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012

Seroprevalence of Schmallenberg Virus Antibodies among Dairy Cattle, the Netherlands, Winter 2011–2012

Armin R.W. ElbersComments to Author , Willie L.A. Loeffen, Sjaak Quak, Els de Boer-Luijtze, Arco N. van der Spek, Ruth Bouwstra, Riks Maas, Marcel A.H. Spierenburg, Eric P. de Kluijver, Gerdien van Schaik, and Wim H.M. van der Poel
Author affiliations: Central Veterinary Institute, part of Wageningen UR, Lelystad, the Netherlands (A.R.W. Elbers, W.L.A.Loeffen, S. Quak, E. de Boer-Luijtze, R. Bouwstra, R. Maas, E. P. de Kluijver, W.H.M. van der Poel); Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Utrecht, the Netherlands (A.N. van der Spek, M.A.H. Spierenburg); GD Animal Health Service, Deventer, the Netherlands (G. van Schaik)

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Age-specific mean prevalence of antibodies against Schmallenberg virus among cattle, the Netherlands, 2011–2012

Age range, mo No. cattle (prevalence, %)
Northern region Central-eastern region Southern region Total
<18 7 (42.9) 13 (76.9) 13 (46.2) 33 (57.6)
18–24 331 (65.0) 337 (82.8) 151 (60.9) 819 (71.6)
>24 103 (72.8) 98 (80.6) 32 (68.8) 233 (75.5)

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