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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: VESICULAR STOMATITIS VIRUS (VSV) HOST-PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS

Location: Foreign Animal Disease Research

Project Number: 1940-32000-054-00
Project Type: Appropriated

Start Date: Oct 01, 2007
End Date: Oct 26, 2011

Objective:
1: Assess the role of insect vector transmission on the pathogenesis of VSV and generate scientific information to understand the epidemiology and trade significance of VSV infection.

Approach:
The assessment of the role of insect vector transmission will be accomplished by; a.) Examining the transmission of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus New Jersey (VSVNJ) to cattle by infected S. vittatum (black fly) bite. b.) Examining the effect of salivary gland extracts on VSV infection in cattle. c.) Evaluating cattle as amplifying hosts for VSV transmission by black flies. BSL certification is pending.

Last Modified: 7/25/2014
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