Location of SBV infection in Europe and France. (A) Spread of SBV infection for all ruminants in Europe from September 2011 to October 2012 (source: European Food and Safety Authority ). Affected countries reported the location and the time of the first report of confirmed SBV infection. (B) Location of SBV infected farms in France as of August 31, 2012 (source: French Ministry of Agriculture ). A total of 3197 farms have been reported to be SBV-infected. The seroprevalence of SBV in several farms from different French territorial divisions (northern regions (02 and 76), eastern region (54 and 57) and central region (18 and 87)) where SBV had been previously detected or neighbouring farms is also shown . The presence of anti-SBV antibodies in cattle or sheep were detected by ELISA and VNT. The first, second and third farms where SBV was detected in France are also indicated.