Peter Mertens, Matthew Baylis, Philip Mellor (Eds.)
: Peter Mertens
, Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, UK Matthew Baylis
, Veterinary Clinical Science, Leahurst, Neston, UK Philip Mellor
, Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Department of Arbovirology, UK
The third volume in the Institute of Animal Health (IAH) Biology of Animal Infections Series
discusses one of the most economically important diseases of domesticated livestock. Affecting primarily sheep particularly the improved mutton and wool breeds, it is now endemic in Africa, India, the Middle and Far East, Australia and the Americas, and over the last six years has caused a series of outbreaks throughout the Mediterranean region and central Europe. Bluetongue represent a paradigm not only for the other orbiviruses (such as African horse sickness virus, which shares the same vector species) but also for other insect transmitted diseases, including those of humans.
GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES PREFACE GENERAL INTRODUCTION The Orbiviruses The History of BT pre 1998 BT and climate change Replication and biochemistry BTV structure Molecular epidemiology BTV in the mammalian host BTV in the insect host Dynamics of BTV epidemiology Clinical signs and pathology BT on the Indian subcontinent BTV in the Americas BT in Australasia and China BT in the Mediterranean basin Diagnostics Vaccines past and present Control strategies Conclusions Glossary Index Key references