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Cornish Farms Could Be Building Up Resistence To Killer Virus

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7:01am 26th April 2013

Pirate FM has learnt Cornish farms could be building up an immunity to a potentially deadly animal virus.

Schmallenberg can cause death and deformity in newborn lambs and cattle.

Officials stats show Cornwall and Devon are worst hit.

But Penzance vet Duncan Bruce thinks most farms in the west have been exposed.

He said: "When I say over 90% have been infected, we would find antibody levels for Schmallenberg on those farms. So those cows have been exposed to Schmallenberg, but most of those cows haven't had any symptoms at all.

"They've been infected, they've developed antibodies but they haven't shown any clinical sign.

"Similar viruses can produce almost lifelong immunity - so it might be once they've been infected and developed an immune response, they won't get the disease again."

7:01am 26th April 2013

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