Corpus ID: 24821017

Bluetongue in Italy: Part I.

  title={Bluetongue in Italy: Part I.},
  author={P. Calistri and A. Giovannini and A. Conte and D. Nannini and U. Santucci and C. Patta and S. Rolesu and V. Caporale},
  journal={Veterinaria italiana},
  volume={40 3},
  • P. Calistri, A. Giovannini, +5 authors V. Caporale
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Veterinaria italiana
  • 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 it moved to continental Greece and for the first time to Bulgaria. By the late summer of 2000, BT spread progressively through Greece and to the Balkan states. The BT virus (BTV) serotypes involved were BTV-4, BTV-9 and BTV-16. The west-central focus of the outbreak, involving BTV-2, appeared in Tunisia… CONTINUE READING
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