High seroprevalence of bluetongue virus infection in sheep flocks in West Azerbaijan, Iran.

@article{Shoorijeh2010HighSO,
  title={High seroprevalence of bluetongue virus infection in sheep flocks in West Azerbaijan, Iran.},
  author={Sardar Jafari Shoorijeh and Ali Gholi Ramin and N. James Maclachlan and Bennie Irve Osburn and Amin Tamadon and Mohammad Amin Behzadi and Mahdi Mahdavi and A Araskhani and Dharmesh Samani and N Rezajou and Arash Amin-Pour},
  journal={Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={243-7}
}
Bluetongue (BT) is an important disease of ruminant livestock that is currently emerging in previously unaffected regions, most notably extensive portions of Europe. The epidemiology of BT virus (BTV) infection is poorly defined in much of the world, including extensive portions of Asia and the Middle East. Thus, the objective of this study was to describe the distribution and seroprevalence of BTV infection of sheep in West Azerbaijan Province of Iran, and to identify demographic and… CONTINUE READING
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