bluetongue virus

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blue·tongue vi·rus

a virus of the genus Orbivirus, in the family Reoviridae; the agent of bluetongue in sheep.
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Similarly in 2007, an outbreak of bluetongue virus lead to large-scale movement bans across eastern England.
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The combination of abundance and infection rates of Culicoides sonorensis estimates risk of subsequent bluetongue virus infection of sentinel cattle on California dairy farms.
The EU is set to overhaul its vaccination strategy for combating the bluetongue virus - which attacks mainly sheep but also cattle - as technological advancements have made safer vaccines available and the number of outbreaks of the midge-borne disease has fallen.
On June 12 the country will be reclassified from a protection zone to a Lower Risk Zone for bluetongue virus 8 (BTV8).