Novel Orthobunyavirus in Cattle, Europe, 2011
Published Date:Mar 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(3):469-472.
Next Generation Sequencing
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Description:In 2011, an unidentified disease in cattle was reported in Germany and the Netherlands. Clinical signs included fever, decreased milk production, and diarrhea. Metagenomic analysis identified a novel orthobunyavirus, which subsequently was isolated from blood of affected animals. Surveillance was initiated to test malformed newborn animals in the affected region.
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