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8:42am 21st May 2013

There could be a lifeline for dozens of Cornish farms hit by a virus that can kill new-born lambs in seconds.

Latest figures show there have been 85 cases of Schmallenberg in Duchy cattle and 11 in sheep.

Now a new vaccine is being made available to stop the virus that is transmitted via insect vectors like midges, called Bovilis.

Pete Borriello from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate said: "This disease which seemed to come out of nowhere two years ago has caused a lot of distress to farmers and we know there's been at least one thousand seven hundred farms affected. So, having a medicine or a vaccine that we can use to do something about it is very exciting."

8:42am 21st May 2013

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