Entomological surveillance of bluetongue in France in 2002.

Abstract

Bluetongue (BT) is an arboviral disease that appeared in the Mediterranean in 1998. In France, the principal vector, Culicoides imicola, was detected for the first time in Corsica in October 2000, a few weeks before outbreaks of BT virus serotype 2 (BTV-2). Entomological surveillance was implemented in Corsica and on mainland France in 2002. In Corsica, the… (More)

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