OIEBTLABNET: La rete basata sul web dei Laboratori di Referenza dell’OIE per la Bluetongue

Translated title of the contribution: OIEBTLABNET: The web-based network of the OIE bluetongue reference laboratories

Annamaria Conte, Peter Daniels, Maria Goffredo, Eileen Noel Ostlund, Alessio Di Lorenzo, Lara Savini, Susanna Tora, Baratang Alison Lubisi, Paolo Calistri, Angelo Cerella, Rossana Bruno, Daria Di Sabatino, Carla Ippoliti, Federica Monaco, Peter P C Mertens, Alessio Lorusso, Andrea Capobianco, Alessandro Ripani, Nigel J Maclachlan, Giovanni Savini

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Summary Bluetongue (BT) is a mild to severe disease of domestic and wild ruminants caused by the Bluetongue virus (BTV) and generally transmitted by Culicoides biting midges. Its occurrence also determines a livestock trade ban in affected countries with severe economic consequences on national and international trade. For this reason, in May 2011, the OIE encouraged the OIE Reference Laboratories to establish and maintain a BT network to provide expertise and training to the OIE and OIE Member Countries for BT diagnosis, surveillance and control. The network is constantly sustained by world leading scientists in the field of virology, epidemiology, serology, entomology and vaccine development. The website, available at http://oiebtnet.izs.it/btlabnet/, hosts an Information System containing data on BTV outbreaks and strains and a WebGIS that distributes maps on BTV occurrence. In this paper we describe the applications and present the benefits derived from the use of the WebGIS in the context of BT international surveillance network.

Translated title of the contributionOIEBTLABNET: The web-based network of the OIE bluetongue reference laboratories
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalVeterinaria italiana
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016


  • Bluetongue
  • Network
  • OIE
  • Reference laboratories
  • Virus sequences
  • WebGIS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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