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Bluetongue Virus in Wild Deer, Belgium | CDC EID

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Volume 16, Number 5–May 2010
Bluetongue Virus in Wild Deer, Belgium, 2005–2008
Annick Linden, Fabien Grégoire, Adrien Nahayo, David Hanrez, Bénédicte Mousset, Audrey Laurent Massart, Ilse De Leeuw, Elise Vandemeulebroucke, Frank Vandenbussche, and Kris De Clercq
Author affiliations: University of Liège, Liège, Belgium (A. Linden, F. Grégoire, A. Nahayo, D. Hanrez, B. Mousset, L. Massart); and Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre, Ukkel, Belgium (I. De Leeuw, E. Vandemeulebroucke, F. Vandenbussche, K. De Clercq)

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To investigate bluetongue virus serotype 8 infection in Belgium, we conducted a virologic and serologic survey on 2,416 free-ranging cervids during 2005–2008. Infection emerged in 2006 and spread over the study area in red deer, but not in roe deer.
Bluetongue virus serotype 8 (BTV-8) spread throughout western Europe in 2006. Belgium reported its first case in farm ruminants in 2006. Because some cervid species may be seriously affected by BTV and because they may be reservoir hosts (1), we conducted a large-scale survey of BTV-8 in Belgium.

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Linden A, Grégoire F, Hanrez D, Mousset B, Bodeux A, Massart L, et al. Bluetongue virus in wild deer, Belgium, 2005–2008. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. 2010 May [date cited].

DOI: 10.3201/eid1605.091217

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