The Schmallenberg virus originated in Germany and is carried on the wind by midges. Outbreaks have tended to coincide with midge seasons during hotter weather. There is no evidence of any health risk to humans, but symptoms in livestock include:
- Causes mild symptoms in adult cattle such as fever and diarrhoea
- Reduces milk in dairy cows
- Animals that have been infected are immune
- Two-30% of infected sheep, cattle and goats give birth to deformed or stillborn offspring
More top news
Prime Minister Theresa May signs the historic Article 50 document that will begin Britain's divorce from the EU.
The supermarket has apologised over claims the livestock were up to six months old despite rules banning such housing beyond eight weeks.
The City of London is braced for the impact of Brexit - and Luxembourg is just one place hoping to capitalise on any jobs exodus.