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Table 1 The number of SBV RT-qPCR positive herds in Ireland, during 2012/13

From: Prevalence and distribution of exposure to Schmallenberg virus in Irish cattle during October 2012 to November 2013

County Total No Bovine cases Susceptible period in utero for bovine cases a No ovine cases Susceptible period in utero for ovine cases a
Cork 28 23 25th Mar to 8th Dec 5 9th Sept to 27th Oct
Wexford 13 5 22nd Apr to 17th Nov 9 19th August to 27th Oct
Kilkenny 19 9 8th May to 8th Jan 9 9th Sept to 3rd Nov
Tipperary 3 1 8th May to 17th Nov 2 15th Sept to 27th Oct
Waterford 5 4 3rd Jun to 6th Oct 1 15th Sept to 27th Oct
Kerry 2 2 1st July to 29th Dec   
Wicklow 5 2 16th Jun to 6th Oct 3 15th Sept to 27th Oct
Carlow 2 1 9th July to 25th Oct 1 15th Sept to 15th Oct
Limerick 1 1 9th July to 25th Oct   
Laois 1 1 9th July to 25th Oct   
  79 49   30  
  1. aThe national bluetongue survey revealed that although midge activity occurred between April and December each year, there was minimal midge activity after the end of October each year [22]