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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: VECTOR COMPETENCE AND PROTECTION OF U.S. LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE FROM ARTHROPOD-BORNE DISEASES Title: Bluetongue: historical significance and recent developments

Author
item Reeves, Will

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2007
Publication Date: September 19, 2007
Citation: Reeves, W.K. 2007. Blutongue: historical significance and recent developments. 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Vector Ecology, Springfield, ILL. 19 Sept. 2007. Meeting Abstract.

Technical Abstract: Bluetongue is one of the most economically significant viral diseases of livestock in the USA, because of the cost of export restrictions. Bluetongue virus was initially discovered in Africa, but epizootics of bluetongue have caused significant loss in livestock throughout the tropical and temperate regions world. Recent outbreaks of BTV-8 in Europe have highlighted the economic impact of this disease.

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