Their primary research interests include the investigation of arboviral infections caused by viruses of the Reoviridae (Orbiviruses
) family and the Peribunyaviridae (Orthobunyavirus, Simbu serogroup viruses) family, which affect ruminant populations, and developing diagnostic methods to detect these viruses.
Bluetongue and related orbiviruses
: Overview of the world situation.
may cause many economically important viral diseases in sheep cattle and other animal species (Mellor et al.
Temperature dependence of the extrinsic incubation period of orbiviruses
in Culicoides biting midges.
There are more than 100 serotypes of Orbiviruses
, most infecting insects, and many transmitted by insects to vertebrates.
Other reoviruses, called orbiviruses
, pose a significant veterinary threat, causing an equine disease called African horse sickness and bluetongue disease in sheep and cattle.
that represent an imminent threat to the health of ruminant livestock and wildlife.
Like other orbiviruses
, CHUV consists of 10 doublestranded RNA segments (Seg-1 to Seg-10), which encode 7 structural viral proteins (VP1-VP7) and 4 nonstructural proteins (NS1-NS4) (2-4).
Furthermore, the global range of related Culicoides-transmitted orbiviruses
, such as bluetongue virus, has expanded recently, probably in part as a result of climate change (6).
His research focuses on viral emerging diseases in Europe, such as orbiviruses