Bluetongue virus isolations from midges belonging to the Obsoletus complex (Culicoides, Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Italy.

@article{Savini2005BluetongueVI,
  title={Bluetongue virus isolations from midges belonging to the Obsoletus complex (Culicoides, Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Italy.},
  author={Giovanni Savini and Maria Goffredo and Federica Monaco and Annapia Di Gennaro and Maria Assunta Cafiero and Loredana Baldi and Paola de Santis and Rudy Meiswinkel and Vincenzo Caporale},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2005},
  volume={157 5},
  pages={133-9}
}
Between July and September 2002 there were outbreaks of bluetongue on three sheep holdings in the communities of San Gregorio Magno (Salerno, Campania), Laviano (Salerno, Campania) and Carpino (Foggia, Puglia), and the involvement of bluetongue virus (btv) was confirmed serologically and virologically. The mortality rate was at least 11 per cent and involved btv serotype 2 (btv-2) and serotype 9 (btv-9). These holdings were also surveyed for the Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) vectors… CONTINUE READING

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