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Res Vet Sci. 2011 Dec;91(3):486-97. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2010.10.002. Epub 2010 Nov 11.

Molecular epidemiology of bluetongue virus serotype 1 isolated in 2006 from Algeria.

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CIRAD, UMR Contrôle des Maladies, F-34398 Montpellier, France. catherine.cetre-sossah@cirad.fr

Abstract

This study reports on an outbreak of disease that occurred in central Algeria during July 2006. Sheep in the affected area presented clinical signs typical of bluetongue (BT) disease. A total of 5245 sheep in the affected region were considered to be susceptible, with 263 cases and thirty-six deaths. Bluetongue virus (BTV) serotype 1 was isolated and identified as the causative agent. Segments 2, 7 and 10 of this virus were sequenced and compared with other isolates from Morocco, Italy, Portugal and France showing that they all belong to a 'western' BTV group/topotype and collectively represent a western Mediterranean lineage of BTV-1.

PMID:
21074232
DOI:
10.1016/j.rvsc.2010.10.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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