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Record number 504273
Title Landing sites and diel activity in Culicoides midges attacking Fjord horses in the Netherlands
Author(s) Elbers, A.R.W.; Heuvel, S.J. van den; Meiswinkel, R.
Source Equine Veterinary Journal 39 (2016)Supplement. - ISSN 0425-1644 - p. S20 - S22.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2016.02.043
Department(s) CVI Bacteriology and Epidemiology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Abstract In the Old World, African horse sickness (AHS) and equine encephalosis are transmitted to equids by Culicoides midges. AHS has a case-fatality-rate of 95% in horses. Though endemic to sub-Saharan Africa, AHS virus is able to incur northwards and to disseminate widely within Mediterranean countries. For example, >1,000 equines died during the AHS-epidemics affecting Spain, Portugal and Morocco (1987-1991). The virus was isolated not only from Culicoides imicola, but also from species endemic to Europe: C.
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