Farmers in the South and South East say they are optimistic that a new vaccine will help stop the spread of a deadly disease which causes severe birth defects and miscarriages in livestock.
Schmallenberg virus, which emerged in the Netherlands and Germany in 2011 and has been seen in cattle and sheep in the UK since early 2012, has been identified on more than 1,700 farms across the country.
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Wednesday afternoon's weather for the east of the region
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