Calls For Schmallenberg Vaccine

There are calls for a vaccine for the deadly Schmallenberg virus as Devon is revealed to have the most cases of the disease that affects sheep and cattle

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Vaccine calls for deadly farm virus

The Schmallenberg virus affects unborn lambs Credit: ITV News

Devon's farms have more cases of the deadly Schmallenberg virus than any other county - 130 overall.

The disease causes stillbirths and birth defects in sheep and cattle and is carried through insects. There have also been nearly 70 cases in Cornwall.

The National Farmers Union says it's vital that a vaccine is made available this year.

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