Bluetongue vaccination in Europe: the Italian experience.

@article{Patta2004BluetongueVI,
  title={Bluetongue vaccination in Europe: the Italian experience.},
  author={Cristiana Patta and Armando Giovannini and Sandro Rolesu and Donatella Nannini and Giovanni Savini and Paolo Calistri and Ugo Santucci and Vincenzo Caporale},
  journal={Veterinaria italiana},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={
          601-10
        }
}
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 trade structure. To limit direct losses and the circulation of BT virus (BTV), the Italian Ministry of Health ordered, on 11 May 2001, the vaccination of all susceptible domestic ruminant species (i.e. sheep, goats, cattle and water buffalo) in both infected and surrounding areas. The vaccination strategy was… CONTINUE READING

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