Evidence of transstadial and mechanical transmission of lumpy skin disease virus by Amblyomma hebraeum ticks.

@article{Lubinga2015EvidenceOT,
  title={Evidence of transstadial and mechanical transmission of lumpy skin disease virus by Amblyomma hebraeum ticks.},
  author={Jimmy C. Lubinga and Eeva S. M. Tuppurainen and R Mahlare and Jacobus Andries Wynand Coetzer and Wilhelm H. Stoltsz and E. H. Venter},
  journal={Transboundary and emerging diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={
          174-82
        }
}
Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is an economically important disease caused by LSD virus (LSDV), a Capripoxvirus, characterized by fever and circumscribed skin lesions. It is suspected to be transmitted mechanically by biting flies. To assess the vector potential of Amblyomma hebraeum in transmission of LSDV, mechanical/intrastadial and transstadial modes of transmission of the virus by this tick species were investigated. Two cattle were artificially infected as sources (donors) of infection to ticks… CONTINUE READING