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Vet Rec. 2019 Jun 8;184(23):711. doi: 10.1136/vr.105354. Epub 2019 Apr 30.

Mapping the global prevalence of bovine viral diarrhoea virus infection and its associated mitigation programmes.

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Institute of Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria.
University Clinic for Ruminants, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria.


The aim of this study was to collect information on the global distribution of the prevalence of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) and respective mitigation programmes, using a questionnaire and literature review to provide as complete a picture of the worldwide BVDV situation as possible. This study collated information on 107 countries with respect to mitigation activities and 88 countries regarding BVDV infections during the observation period (1960-2017). A heterogeneous epidemiological situation for both BVDV prevalence and the presence of mitigation programmes was observed. The results of this analysis could be used to increase the visibility of the distribution of BVDV, to provide supporting data for global animal disease databases and to assist veterinary public health authorities in the decision-making processes to establish mitigation activities.


BVDV; control and eradication programmes; geographical distribution; prevalence

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