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General Impacts   Compiled by IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group...

Cover for Cochliomyia hominivorax infestation

Cochliomyia hominivorax is an obligate parasite whose larval stage must feed on the tissue of a living warm-blooded animal to...

Cover for Bubalus bubalis (Asian water buffalo)

B. bubalis is a large ruminant with prominent horns, splayed hooves and a brown or dark grey coat. There are two morphologies....


Culex quinquefasciatus is a medium-sized (approx. 4 mm) mosquito, predominately golden brown in coloration with solid coloured legs...

Cover for Ixodes ricinus (sheep tick)

I. ricinus is the commonest tick in northern Europe and is an important vector of both livestock and human diseases. It is a three-host...


Viruses in the family Reoviridae (collectively called reoviruses) infect a wide range of species, including mammals, fish, shellfish,...


Mammalian orthoreoviruses (MRVs) have a wide geographic distribution and have been isolated from many mammals, including humans, rodents,...


Mammalian orthoreovirus (MRV) is a species in the genus Orthoreovirus, family Reoviridae. MRVs have a wide geographic...

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In 1971, previously unrecognised acute outbreaks of diarrhoea were observed in feeder pigs and fattening swine in England (Oldham, 1972)....


The Jamnapari goat breed originated in Chakarnagar in the Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh, a ravine delta of  the Jamuna (from where...

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