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Bluetongue in Italy: Part I.
The eastern focus of the current outbreak of bluetongue (BT) in the Mediterranean Basin commenced in late 1998, infecting Turkey and some of the eastern islands of Greece. In the summer of 1999 itExpand
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Bluetongue virus surveillance in a newly infected area.
The occurrence of bluetongue virus (BTV) in areas in which intensive animal production is practised and where there is extensive movement of animals may have a substantial impact on both animal tradeExpand
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Field experiences in the control of avian influenza outbreaks in densely populated poultry areas.
From 1997 to 2003, Italy has been affected by two epidemics of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and by several outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). In 1999-2000 a severe HPAIExpand
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Bluetongue in Italy: Part II.
In summer 2000, bluetongue (BT) infection was reported in Italy and caused a widespread epidemic involving a total of ten southern and central regions and is still in progress after three years. FromExpand
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Bluetongue vaccination in Europe: the Italian experience.
The incursion of bluetongue (BT) into Italy in August 2000 caused heavy economic losses, partly due to the disease itself, but mostly because of disruption caused to the national animal tradeExpand
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H7N3 avian influenza in Italy.
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Highly pathogenic H7N7 avian influenza in Italy
Since 1997, there have been several occurrences of low pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) H5 and H7 viruses in Italy. Furthermore, H5N2 and H7N1 highly pathogenic (HP) AI viruses were responsibleExpand
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Swine vesicular disease surveillance and eradication activities in Italy.
Swine vesicular disease (SVD) was first observed in Italy in 1966, and was initially diagnosed as foot and mouth disease (FMD). The causative agent of SVD was classified as an Enterovirus within theExpand
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Vaccination in the control strategy of bluetongue in Italy.
The incursion of bluetongue (BT) in Italy, in August 2000, caused heavy economic losses, partly due to the direct effect of the disease on the animals, but mostly due to indirect losses due toExpand
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Surveillance system of bluetongue in Italy.
The authors provide details of the bluetongue surveillance and the Internet-based information systems that were implemented in Italy. The systems were structured with the aim of gathering andExpand
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