Vector competence of selected South African Culicoides species for the Bryanston serotype of equine encephalosis virus.

@article{Venter1999VectorCO,
  title={Vector competence of selected South African Culicoides species for the Bryanston serotype of equine encephalosis virus.},
  author={Gert Johannes Venter and Daleen Groenewald and Janusz T Pawęska and E. H. Venter and Peter G Howell},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={393-400}
}
Equine encephalosis virus (EEV) was recognized and described in the Republic of South Africa in 1967 and subsequent serological studies have shown this orbivirus to be both widespread and prevalent in southern Africa. In the present study it was shown that wild-caught Culicoides (Avaritia) imicola Kieffer (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) can become infected with and permit the replication of the Bryanston serotype of EEV following membrane-feeding on infective blood containing 5.0 log10 plaque… CONTINUE READING

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