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Tag Archives: Bluetongue
This paper describes plant-based high-level expression of virus-like particles of BTV serotype 8. Continue reading
First it was foot and mouth virus. Then it was bluetongue virus. Now it is Schmallenberg virus. So here’s 10 things you didn’t know about Schmallenberg virus: Schmallenberg virus was first isolated in Schmallenberg, Germany, in November 2011. Schmallenberg virus … Continue reading
Culicoides biting midges are widely distributed throughout the world and are vectors of internationally important livestock viruses, including bluetongue virus (BTV), African horse sickness virus (AHSV), Akabane virus and Epizootic haemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV). Bluetongue disease (BT) has gained considerable … Continue reading
I’ve written quite a lot on MicrobiologyBytes about the growing threat from Bluetongue virus. New figures from the European Commission now show that BTV 8, the epidemic strain of the virus, has been virtually eradicated from mainland Europe after an … Continue reading
The replication cycle of viruses involves entry into host cells, synthesis of virus genes and proteins, assembly of progeny virus particles and their subsequent release. Along with the plasma membrane, viruses also have to interact with the endosomal and vesicular … Continue reading
There is strong evidence to suggest that climate change has, and will continue to affect the occurrence, distribution and prevalence of livestock diseases in Great Britain (GB). This paper reviews how climate change could affect livestock diseases in GB. Factors … Continue reading
Bluetongue is a disease of ruminants caused by Bluetongue virus (BTV) and it is transmitted by biting midges. In sheep, clinical signs of BTV infection can include fever, vasodilation, swelling and, in severe cases, death, although the severity of symptoms … Continue reading
Bluetongue is a vector-borne virus disease of ruminants that is endemic in tropical and subtropical countries. Since 1998 the virus has also appeared in Europe. Partly due to the seriousness of the disease, bluetongue virus (BTV), a member of genus … Continue reading