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

Cêtre-Sossah, C., Madani, H., Sailleau, C., Nomikou, K. , Sadaoui, H., Zientara, S., Maan, S., Maan, N., Mertens, P. and Albina, E. (2011) Molecular epidemiology of bluetongue virus serotype 1 isolated in 2006 from Algeria. Research in Veterinary Science, 91(3), pp. 486-497. (doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2010.10.002) (PMID:21074232)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nomikou, Dr Kyriaki
Authors: Cêtre-Sossah, C., Madani, H., Sailleau, C., Nomikou, K., Sadaoui, H., Zientara, S., Maan, S., Maan, N., Mertens, P., and Albina, E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Research in Veterinary Science
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0034-5288
ISSN (Online):1532-2661
Published Online:11 November 2010

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