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What is the Schmallenberg virus?

What is the Schmallenberg virus, a new viral disease that affects ruminants of cattle, sheep, and goats, appeared in European countries, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, in October 2011?   As simple symptoms appeared in the form of high temperature, a weak appetite, a decrease in the rate of milk production, and diarrhea, and the affected animals were tested for most of the well-known diseases, and the result was negative. Disease and fetal abnormalities appeared mainly in lambs.   It was also detected in cows and goats, and the virus was isolated in December 2012 in the city of Schmallenberg, Germany,...

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