8. Orbivirus Infections

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén2,3,
  2. J. Paul Duff4 and
  3. Anna Meredith5
  1. Philip S. Mellor OBE, DSc, BSc, MSc, PhD

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch8

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Mellor, P. S. (2012) Orbivirus Infections, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 3

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 4

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 5

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute for Animal Health Pirbright Laboratory Pirbright, Woking, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • orbivirus infections;
  • orbiviruses replication in vertebrates by arthropods;
  • BTV virions, double-layered capsid around core;
  • BTV, infecting species of wild/domestic ruminants;
  • European bluetongue restriction zone/locations of serotypes;
  • BTV, arbovirus and hosts, arthropod vector species bites;
  • Culicoides imicola, Afro-Asiatic species as BTV vectors;
  • disease-susceptible species, lesions/microvascular damage;
  • BT, of the most feared ruminant diseases;
  • EHDV, multi-typic on ruminants, by Culicoides


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