Stott, Jeffrey L. Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California.
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An arthropod-borne disease of ruminant species. The geographic distribution of bluetongue disease is dependent upon a susceptible ruminant population and climatic conditions that favor breeding of the primary vector, a biting midge (Culicoides species). See also: Arthropoda; Diptera; Disease ecology
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