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African horse sickness virus (AHSV) and bluetongue virus (BTV) are arboviruses of the genus Orbivirus that are transmitted to their vertebrate hosts by Culicoides biting midges. These orbiviruses exhibit lytic infection (apoptosis) in mammalian cells, but cause persistent infection with no...

Author(s)
Vermaak, E.; Maree, F. F.; Theron, J.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Virus Research, 2017, 232, pp 152-161
Abstract

Bluetongue (BT) is an economically important, non-zoonotic arboviral disease of certain wild and domestic species of cloven-hooved ungulates. Bluetongue virus (BTV) is the causative agent and the occurrence of BTV infection is distinctly seasonal in temperate regions of the world, and dependent on...

Author(s)
Mayo, C.; Lee, J.; Kopanke, J.; MacLachlan, N. J.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2017, 206, pp 84-90
Abstract

Background: Hematophagous Culicoides spp. biting midges are of great agricultural importance as livestock, equine, and wildlife pests and as vectors of the orbiviruses bluetongue, epizootic hemorrhagic disease and African horse sickness. To obtain a blood meal, midges deposit saliva containing...

Author(s)
Lehiy, C. J.; Reister-Hendricks, L. M.; Ruder, M. G.; McVey, D. S.; Drolet, B. S.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 358, pp (20 June 2018)

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