Temporal appearance, geographic distribution, and species of origin of bluetongue virus serotypes in the United States.

@article{Barber1979TemporalAG,
  title={Temporal appearance, geographic distribution, and species of origin of bluetongue virus serotypes in the United States.},
  author={T. Lynwood Barber},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={1979},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={1654-6}
}
Beginning in 1973, all available laboratory and field strains of bluetongue virus (BTV) from the United States were serotyped. Of the viral strains serotyped, 27 were collected from 1953 through 1972; 173 were collected from 1973 through 1977. Although 20 BTV serotypes have been found worldwide, only BTV serotypes 10, 11, 13, and 17 have been found in the United States. Since 1973, serotypes 11 and 17 have been the prevalent serotypes. Samples were collected over a 24-year period in the United… CONTINUE READING