Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Officials blame 'mystery virus' for widespread deaths of thousands of cattle

by: Ethan A. Huff

Thousands of lambs and cattle across Europe are bearing dead or severely deformed offspring, and the mainstream media and health officials are blaming a "mystery virus" for this inexplicable and worsening phenomenon. The U.K's Telegraph reports that at least 74 farms across southern and eastern England, and many more in Germany and various other places across Europe, are being afflicted by what some are now calling the "Schmallenberg Virus."

Springtime is when many farmers' flocks and herds give birth, which is why cases of Schmallenberg Virus, named for its origination in Schmallenberg, Germany, are emerging at an increasingly rapid pace. The disease does not become apparent until a pregnant animal actually gives birth, upon which its offspring are either dead, or severely deformed with "fused limbs and twisted necks."

According to the Telegraph, nobody knows what the disease truly is or even whether or not it is actually a virus. And yet farms in England, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Holland, France, Italy and Luxembourg have all reported cases of it, with the majority of cases thus-far originating in England, Germany, Holland and France. Read more…

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