Jean-François Toussaint*, Corinne Sailleau†, Jan Mast*, Philippe Houdart‡, Guy Czaplicki§, Lien Demeestere*, Frank Vandenbussche*, Wesley van Dessel*, Nesya Goris*, Emmanuel Bréard†, Lotfi Bounaadja†, Etienne Thiry¶, Stephan Zientara†, and Kris De Clercq*
Author affiliations: *Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre, Brussels, Belgium; †Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments, Maisons-Alfort, France; ‡Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, Brussels, Belgium; §Association Régionale de Santé et d’Identification Animales, Loncin, Belgium; ¶University of Liège, Liège, Belgium;
Figure 2. A) Distribution of outbreaks of bluetongue (shaded areas) reported in Belgium from August 18 through September 14, 2006. Area I is where the disease was initially detected. B) Cycle threshold (Ct) values observed in different zones as a result of conducting reverse transcription–quantitative PCR_S5 on individual blood samples.
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