detection of bluetongue virus rna in field-collected culicoides spp. (diptera: ceratopogonidae) following the discovery of bluetongue virus serotype 1 in white-tailed deer and cattle in november 2004, bluetongue virus (family reoviridae, genus orbivirus, btv) serotype 1 (btv-1) was detected for the first time in the united states from a hunter-killed deer in st. mary parish, la. in 2005, sera surveys were conducted on three cattle farms near the area where the deer was found, and btv-1-seropositive cattle were found on two of the three farms; in 2006, sera surveys from the cattle on the three farms did not detect any btv-1-positive animals. the purpose of this study was to s ...201020380309
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