Does the Bluetongue virus circulates in cattle population of Mat district, Albania?

KLODIAN DEDOLLI2, ANITA KONI2, RUZHDI KEÇI1, XHELIL KOLECI1*

1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania

2PhD Student, Veterinary Public Health Department

 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania

* Corresponding author: xhelil.koleci@ubt.edu.al

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Abstract

Bluetongue is a viral, infectious, non-contiguous, vector transmitted disease of ruminants animals, caused by an Orbivurus. Despite the disease is not zoonoses, it is with high economic importance and as other OIE listed disease, significantly interfere with animal health and trade. Clinically, most affected species are sheep, however cattle serve as reservoir of infection and play major role on epidemiology of disease. Presence of Blue tongue disease proved only when it is based on laboratory tests.

Key words: bluetongue, competitive ELISA,  infectious, surveillance, non-contiguous

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