Latest Bluetongue disease Stories
Scientists of the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITG) have developed a molecular technique to easily and dependably identify the biting midges that spread bluetongue disease.
Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have taken a step towards producing better vaccines against Bluetongue â€“ an important disease of livestock - after successfully assembling the virus outside a cell.
'Major and unprecedented' epidemic spread through Europe due to climate change.
NEW YORK, Nov.
The world's top agency for animal health said on Monday that climate change is widening viral disease among farm animals, expanding the spread of some microbes that are also a known risk to humans.
Global warming could have chilling consequences for European livestock, warned Professor Peter Mertens from the Institute for Animal Health, at this week's meeting of the Society for General Microbiology in Harrogate.
Ever since scientists first proposed that our planet might be experiencing widespread climate change, concerns have been raised about its implications for the spread of arboviruses â€“ viruses carried by arthropods such as mosquitoes, midges and ticks.
Worldwide license agreement expands the Company's veterinary assay portfolio and aims to contain future outbreaks of the devastating viral disease Venlo, The Netherlands - November 6, 2008 - QIAGEN N.V.
By Sam Wood BEEF farmers have launched an attack on Government plans to have the industry fund its Animal Health Control Programme.
Scientists in the UK have found a way to quickly identify livestock at risk from infection through airborne transmission of the foot-and-mouth virus.
Orf, an exanthemous disease, is caused by a parapox virus primarily occurring in sheep and goats. It has many other names including thistle disease, scabby mouth, and sheep pox. It can infect humans as well. It is a zoonotic disease meaning that humans contract the disease through direct contact with infected animals. Generally there are no systemic symptoms. The finger, hand, arm, face, and genitals can be infected locations. Due to this it is important to practice proper hygiene and...
Bluetongue disease is a viral disease that is non-contagious, non-zoonotic, and insect-borne. It is mainly found in sheep and less commonly in cattle, goats, buffalo, deer, dromedaries, and antelope. It is not transmissible to humans. The virus is pathogenic, part of the genus Orbivirus, and is a member of the Reoviridae family. With 24 serotypes the virus can cause serious disease in livestock. Due to its seriousness BTV has received extensive research for the last three decades and is...
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