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Exotic Disease of Farm Animals Tests Europe's Responses

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Science  08 Feb 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5864, pp. 710-711
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5864.710

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A recent meeting showed that a number of logistical, scientific, and political problems threaten to hobble the fight against bluetongue, an exotic insect-borne viral disease that unexpectedly popped up in northern and central Europe in 2006 and expanded aggressively in 2007.