Experimental evidence of mechanical lumpy skin disease virus transmission by Stomoxys calcitrans biting flies and Haematopota spp. horseflies.

Last updated on 3-3-2020 by Nick De Regge

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Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a devastating disease of cattle characterized by fever, nodules on the skin, lymphadenopathy and milk drop. Several haematophagous arthropod species like dipterans and ticks are suspected to play a role in the transmission of LSDV. Few conclusive data are however available on the importance of biting flies and horseflies as potential vectors in LSDV transmission. Therefore an in vivo transmission study was carried out to investigate possible LSDV transmission by Stomoxys calcitrans biting flies and Haematopota spp. horseflies from experimentally infected viraemic…

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