Reference : Vector monitoring at Belgian outbreak sites during the bluetongue epidemic of 2006.
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/27828
Vector monitoring at Belgian outbreak sites during the bluetongue epidemic of 2006.
English
De Deken, G. [> > > >]
Madder, M. [> > > >]
Deblauwe, I. [> > > >]
De Clercq, K. [> > > >]
Fassotte, C. [> > > >]
Losson, Bertrand mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Parasitologie et pathologie des maladies parasitaires >]
Haubruge, Eric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Services administratifs généraux > Vice-Recteur de Gembloux Agro Bio Tech - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
De Deken, R. [> > > >]
2008
Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Elsevier Scientific
87
1-2
64-73
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0167-5877
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
[en] Animals ; Belgium/epidemiology ; Bluetongue/epidemiology/transmission/virology ; Bluetongue virus/genetics/growth & development ; Cattle ; Cattle Diseases/epidemiology/transmission/virology ; Ceratopogonidae/genetics/growth & development/virology ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Disease Outbreaks/veterinary ; Insect Vectors/genetics/virology ; RNA, Viral/chemistry/genetics ; Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction ; Sheep
[en] In response to the first bluetongue outbreak in Belgium a monitoring programme was started at the end of August 2006 to identify possible vectors transmitting the disease. Black light traps were deployed at 36 outbreak sites and captured 1959 Culicoides specimens belonging to 16 different species. Eighty four percent of the biting midges captured belonged to the C. obsoletus complex, among them C. obsoletus s.s., C. dewulfi and C. scoticus, three suspected bluetongue vectors. The Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre detected viral RNA in pools of individuals belonging to this complex. Culicoides pulicaris, a potential bluetongue vector in Italy, should yet not be excluded as a possible vector in Belgium as this species was frequently found around outbreak sites, notwithstanding this species is not easily captured with the trapping techniques used during this survey.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/27828
10.1016/j.prevetmed.2008.06.006

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