The Spread of Bluetongue Virus Serotype 8 in Great Britain and Its Control by Vaccination

@inproceedings{Szmaragd2010TheSO,
  title={The Spread of Bluetongue Virus Serotype 8 in Great Britain and Its Control by Vaccination},
  author={Camille Szmaragd and Anthony James Wilson and Simon T. Carpenter and James L. N. Wood and Philip S. Mellor and Simon Gubbins},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Bluetongue (BT) is a viral disease of ruminants transmitted by Culicoides biting midges and has the ability to spread rapidly over large distances. In the summer of 2006, BTV serotype 8 (BTV-8) emerged for the first time in northern Europe, resulting in over 2000 infected farms by the end of the year. The virus subsequently overwintered and has since spread across much of Europe, causing tens of thousands of livestock deaths. In August 2007, BTV-8 reached Great Britain (GB… CONTINUE READING

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