Climatic factors associated with the prevalence of bluetongue virus infection of cattle herds in Queensland, Australia.

@article{Ward1994ClimaticFA,
  title={Climatic factors associated with the prevalence of bluetongue virus infection of cattle herds in Queensland, Australia.},
  author={Michael P Ward},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={1994},
  volume={134 16},
  pages={407-10}
}
The prevalence of bluetongue virus in 410 cattle herds in Queensland, Australia, was estimated by using the bluetongue virus agar gel immunodiffusion test, and 18 climatic variables were estimated for the location of each herd. Temperature and rainfall were the factors most closely associated with the prevalence of bluetongue virus in the herds, and the simplest relationship which explained the most variability in the prevalence included the average daily maximum temperature and the average… CONTINUE READING