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Bluetongue-associated clinical signs in Israel
  1. E. Klement1 and
  2. M. Kedmi2
  1. Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, The Hebrew University, POB 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
  2. Hachaklait, Mutual Society for Veterinary Services, Caesarea Industrial, Israel

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WE read with interest the paper by Brenner and others (2011) published recently in Veterinary Record. The authors describe a set of new and old syndromes that are claimed to be associated with infection by one or multiple serotypes of bluetongue virus (BTV).

No doubt exists regarding the recent isolation of various BTV serotypes from dairy cattle in Israel. However, it is important to bear in mind that bluetongue is highly endemic in Israel. Serological studies performed during …

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