NFU calls for vaccine for deadly virus

The Schmallenberg virus affects unborn lambs

The National Farmers' Union says it's vital that a vaccine for Schmallenberg virus is made available this year. The disease causes stillbirths and birth defects in sheep and cattle and is carried through insects.

It's spreading through the South West, with nearly 60 cases in Dorset and more than 50 in South Somerset.

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Calls For Schmallenberg Vaccine

The National Farmers Union is calling for a vaccine for the deadly Schmallenberg virus, which is spreading across the region. It can lead to stillbirths and deformities in sheep, goats and cattle.