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- Fall, Moussa; Fall, Assane G.; Seck, Momar T.; Bouyer, Jérémy; Diarra, Maryam; Balenghien, Thomas; Garros, Claire; Bakhoum, Mame T.; Faye, Ousmane; Baldet, Thierry; Gimonneau, Geoffrey
- Parasitology research 2015 v.114 no.8 pp. 3151-3158
- African horse sickness; African horse sickness virus; Bluetongue virus; Culicoides; arboviruses; bluetongue; ecology; females; horses; host seeking; humidity; males; midges; pathogens; reproduction; risk; sheep breeds; temperature; vector control; Senegal
- ... Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are important vectors of arboviruses in Africa. Culicoides oxystoma has been recently recorded in the Niayes region of Senegal (West Africa) and its high abundance on horses suggests a potential implication in the transmission of the African horse sickness virus in this region. This species is also suspected to transmit bluetongue virus to import ...
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