Epizootic haemorrhagic disease virus in Reunion Island: evidence for the circulation of a new serotype and associated risk factors.

@article{CtreSossah2014EpizooticHD,
  title={Epizootic haemorrhagic disease virus in Reunion Island: evidence for the circulation of a new serotype and associated risk factors.},
  author={C C{\^e}tre-Sossah and Matthieu Roger and Corinne Sailleau and Lor{\`e}ne Rieau and St{\'e}phan Zientara and Emmanuel Breard and Cyril Viarouge and Marina B{\'e}ral and Olivier Esnault and Eric Cardinale},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={170 3-4},
  pages={383-90}
}
Bluetongue virus (BTV) and epizootic haemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV) are members of the Orbivirus genus of the Reoviridae family transmitted between ruminants by the bites of Culicoides midges. BTV went undetected in Reunion Island between its first documented emergence in 1979 and two other serious outbreaks with both BTV-3 and EHDV-6 in 2003, and both EHDV-6 and BTV-2 in 2009. In these outbreaks, infected animals developed symptoms including hyperthermia, anorexia, congestion, prostration… CONTINUE READING
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