culicoides (diptera: ceratopogonidae) midges, the vectors of african horse sickness virus--a host/vector contact study in the niayes area of senegal.african horse sickness (ahs) is an equine disease endemic to senegal. the african horse sickness virus (ahsv) is transmitted to the mammalian hosts by midges of the culicoides latreille genus. during the last epizootic outbreak of ahs in senegal in 2007, 1,169 horses died from this disease entailing an estimated cost of 1.4 million euros. in spite of the serious animal health and economic implications of ahs, very little is known about determinants involved in transmission such as contact betwee ...201525604465
seasonal dynamics of culicoides (diptera: ceratopogonidae) biting midges, potential vectors of african horse sickness and bluetongue viruses in the niayes area of senegal.the african horse sickness epizootic in senegal in 2007 caused considerable mortality in the equine population and hence major economic losses. the vectors involved in the transmission of this arbovirus have never been studied specifically in senegal. this first study of the spatial and temporal dynamics of the culicoides (diptera: ceratopogonidae) species, potential vectors of african horse sickness in senegal, was conducted at five sites (mbao, parc hann, niague, pout and thies) in the niayes ...201424690198
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