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Abstract

Bluetongue virus (BTV) is an economically important arbovirus of ruminants that is transmitted by Culicoides spp. biting midges. BTV infection of ruminants results in a high viraemia, suggesting that repeated sharing of needles between animals could result in its iatrogenic transmission. Studies...

Author(s)
Darpel, K. E.; Barber, J.; Hope, A.; Wilson, A. J.; Gubbins, S.; Henstock, M.; Frost, L.; Batten, C.; Veronesi, E.; Moffat, K.; Carpenter, S.; Oura, C.; Mellor, P. S.; Mertens, P. P. C.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 1, pp 20627
Abstract

Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are the biological vectors of a range of internationally important arboviruses of livestock, including bluetongue virus (BTV) and the recently emerging Schmallenberg virus (SBV). Culicoides species in the subgenus Avaritia (in the UK: Culicoides...

Author(s)
Harrup, L. E.; Gubbins, S.; Barber, J.; Denison, E.; Mellor, P. S.; Purse, B. V.; Carpenter, S.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2014, 201, 1/2, pp 137-145

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