[Monitoring of biting midges (Culicoides spp.), the potential vectors of the bluetongue virus, in the 12 climatic regions of Switzerland].

@article{Kaufmann2009MonitoringOB,
  title={[Monitoring of biting midges (Culicoides spp.), the potential vectors of the bluetongue virus, in the 12 climatic regions of Switzerland].},
  author={Christian Kaufmann and Francis Schaffner and A. Gschaedler Mathis},
  journal={Schweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde},
  year={2009},
  volume={151 5},
  pages={205-13}
}
Midges of the genus Culicoides are the only known biological vectors of the bluetongue disease virus (BTV). Their occurrence at altitudes below 900 meters above sea level (m a.s.l.) is monitored in Switzerland by the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, to determine vector-free periods around winter. In this study, data about the number of midges caught at… CONTINUE READING