03/16/2012 - 08:49

Belgian scientists have found out how the infamous Schmallenberg virus is transmitted from animal to animal. The culprits are biting midges, the same that transmit bluetongue in Europe. This was proven in a joint effort by researchers from the Antwerp institute of Tropical Medicine (ITG) and the Belgian Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (VAR).

02/09/2012 - 09:20

The midges that spread bluetongue, a devastating livestock disease, across Europe in 2006 weren’t ‘passengers’ on the wind but actively transported the disease, Oxford University scientists have found.