Schmallenberg virus

4 June 2012

On TWiV #186, in response to a request to talk about Schmallenberg virus, we directed the listener to our discussion of this new virus with Richard Elliott on TWiV #177 – Live in Dublin. At the same meeting (Society for General Microbiology Spring Conference 2012) Richard also gave a separate presentation on Schmallenberg virus, which can be viewed in the video below.

Update: Schmallenberg virus is a recombinant of two known orthobunyaviruses.

  • http://twitter.com/cggbamford Connor Bamford

    Don’t forget that we now know where ‘Schmallenberg virus’ came from, genetically speaking: it is a recombinant of two previously known orthobunyaviruses found across SE Asia and Africa. See my blog post: http://ruleof6ix.fieldofscience.com/2012/05/origin-of-schmallenberg-virus-and-need.html