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Cache Valley Virus reports remain unconfirmed in Sask. sheep

Source: Barb Glen, Producer.com, February 3, 2020 

Reports that a case of Cache Valley Virus has been recently found in a Saskatchewan sheep flock are unconfirmed, according to the Saskatchewan agriculture department.

The virus, spread by biting insects, causes early term abortion and defects in lamb fetuses, as well as malformed lambs in those that make it to term.

The ministry said a sample has been sent for testing to confirm whether CVV is present in a Saskatchewan flock.

Cache Valley Virus is not a reportable disease in Canada.

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