Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2007
Publication Date: 9/19/2007
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. Interpretive Summary:
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.