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Quantitative analysis of transmission parameters for bluetongue virus serotype 8 in Western Europe in 2006

By Aline A de Koeijer, Gert Jan Boender, Gonnie Nodelijk, Christoph Staubach, Estelle Meroc and Armin RW Elbers


The recent bluetongue virus serotype 8 (BTV-8) epidemic in Western Europe struck hard. Controlling the infection was difficult and a good and safe vaccine was not available until the spring of 2008. Little was known regarding BTV transmission in Western Europe or the efficacy of control measures. Quantitative details on transmission are essential to assess the potential and efficacy of such measures

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