Detection and Partial Sequencing of Schmallenberg Virus in Cattle and Sheep in Turkey

Yilmaz H., Hoffmann B., Turan N., Cizmecigil U. Y. , Richt J. A. , Van der Poel W. H. M.

VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES, vol.14, no.3, pp.223-225, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/vbz.2013.1451
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-225


To investigate the Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in Turkey, 116 aborted fetuses from sheep (60), goats (12), and cattle (44) collected from different regions of Turkey were analyzed by real-time PCR. SBV RNA was detected in aborted fetuses of sheep and cattle from the Marmara region, which borders the European Union. In contrast, samples were found to be negative for Akabane virus by real-time PCR. The partial sequencing of the S gene of SBV confirmed the first detection of SBV in Turkey.