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Culicoides

(kū-li-koy'dēz),
A genus of minute biting gnats or midges, vectors of several nonpathogenic human filariae (Mansonella, Dipetalonema), of Onchocerca in horses and cattle, and of several viral agents of domestic sheep and fowl.
[L. culex, gnat]
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Cu·li·coi·des

(kū'li-koy'dēz)
A genus of biting midges; among the most abundant of the hematophagous insects that transmit numerous pathogens of humans and animals; they transmit the minimally pathogenic Mansonella streptocerca to humans, but their primary importance is as a vector of arboviruses to livestock.
[L. culex, gnat]
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BEF virus can spread rapidly and was isolated from different biting insect vectors including species of Culicoides mosquitoes (Stram et al., 2005).
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