Animal Diseases Caused by Orbiviruses, Algeria
Published Date:Dec 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(12):2325-2327.
Keywords:African Horse Sickness
African Horse Sickness Virus
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus
Hemorrhagic Disease Virus, Epizootic
Description:Antibodies against bluetongue virus were detected in cattle, sheep, goats, and camels in Algeria in 2008. Antibodies against epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus were detected in cattle, but antibodies against African horse sickness virus were not detected in horses and mules. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease in northern Africa poses a major risk for the European Union.
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