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Western BTV-1 emerged in the Mediterranean basin in 2006 and it has since been isolated in southern and northern European countries. Six BTV-1 strains isolated from infected sheep in Italy between 2006 and 2013 and a BTV-1 strain isolated from an infected sheep in Tunisia in 2011 were fully...

Author(s)
Lorusso, A.; Sghaier, S.; Ancora, M.; Marcacci, M.; Gennaro, A. di; Portanti, O.; Mangone, I.; Teodori, L.; Leone, A.; Camma', C.; Petrini, A.; Hammami, S.; Savini, G.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 2014, 28, pp 144-149
Abstract

Small ruminants are important components in the livelihood of millions of households in many parts of the world. The spread of the highly contagious peste des petits ruminants (PPR) disease, which is caused by an RNA virus, PPRV, across Asia and Africa remains a major concern. The present study...

Author(s)
Abinash Padhi; Ma Li
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2014, 4, 1, pp 07040
Abstract

Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) causes a highly contagious disease, peste des petits ruminants (PPR), in sheep and goats which has been considered as a serious threat to the local economy in Africa and Asia. However, the in-depth evolutionary dynamics of PPRV during an epidemic is not well...

Author(s)
Bao JingYue; Wang QingHua; Li Lin; Liu ChunJu; Zhang ZhiCheng; Li JinMing; Wang ShuJuan; Wu XiaoDong; Wang ZhiLiang
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Virology, 2017, 510, pp 156-164
Abstract

The history of domestic sheep (Ovis aries) in Africa remains largely unknown. After being first introduced from the Near East, sheep gradually spread through the African continent with pastoral societies. The eastern part of Africa was important either for the first diffusion of sheep southward or...

Author(s)
Resende, A.; Gonçalves, J.; Muigai, A. W. T.; Pereira, F.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Genetics, 2016, 47, 3, pp 377-381
Abstract

Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), a member of the family Bunyaviridae, genus Phlebovirus, is the causative agent of Rift Valley fever (RVF), a mosquito-borne disease of ruminant animals and humans. The generation of a large sequence database has facilitated studies of the evolution and spread of the...

Author(s)
Ikegami, T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Antiviral Research, 2012, 95, 3, pp 293-310

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