Possible windborne spread to western Turkey of bluetongue virus in 1977 and of Akabane virus in 1979.

@article{Sellers1985PossibleWS,
  title={Possible windborne spread to western Turkey of bluetongue virus in 1977 and of Akabane virus in 1979.},
  author={Ricardo Sellers and D E Pedgley},
  journal={The Journal of hygiene},
  year={1985},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={149-58}
}
An outbreak of bluetongue in sheep started in the Menderes valley, Aydin Province, Western Turkey, in October 1977. The severity of the disease indicated that it had not been there before but had been introduced into the area. Analysis showed that, while it was possible for the virus to have been brought into the area by movement of infected animals, there was also a period of south-easterly winds which could have carried infected midges from Cyprus, where bluetongue was present. During the… CONTINUE READING

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