Epidemiology of Bluetongue in India.

  title={Epidemiology of Bluetongue in India.},
  author={P P Rao and Nagendra R Hegde and Yella Narasimha Reddy and Yadlapati Krishnajyothi and Y. Vishnuvardhan Reddy and Birru Susmitha and Sunil Raju Gollapalli and Kalyani Putty and G. Hanmanth Reddy},
  journal={Transboundary and emerging diseases},
  volume={63 2},
Bluetongue (BT) is an insectborne endemic disease in India. Although infections are observed in domestic and wild ruminants, the clinical disease and mortality are observed only in sheep, especially in the southern states of the country. The difference in disease patterns in different parts of the country could be due to varied climatic conditions, sheep population density and susceptibility of the sheep breeds to BT. Over the five decades after the first report of BT in 1964, most of the known… CONTINUE READING
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