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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

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Animal Diseases Caused by Orbiviruses, Algeria

Hafsa Madani, Jordi Casal, Anna Alba, Alberto Allepuz, Catherine Cêtre-Sossah, Leila Hafsi, Houria Kount-Chareb, Nadera Bouayed-Chaouach, Hassiba Saadaoui, and Sebastian NappComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Institut National de Médecine Vétérinaire, Algiers, Algeria (H. Madani, L. Hafsi, H. Kount-Chareb, N. Bouayed-Chaouach, H. Saadaoui); Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal, Barcelona, Spain (J. Casal, A. Alba, A. Allepuz, S. Napp); Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona (J. Casal, A. Allepuz); Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, Montpellier, France (C. Cetre-Sossah)

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Seropositivity for BTV and EHDV in livestock in Algeria, 2008*

Location† No. positive/no. tested
BTV, cattle BTV, sheep BTV, goats BTV, camels EHDV, cattle
Adrar 0/31 0/19 0/6 0/27 6/29
Aïn Témouchent (1) 13/54 1/16 1/11 NT 1/54
Algiers (2) 14/41 0/18 NT NT 0/41
Annaba (3) 8/28 1/17 NT NT 0/28
Béjaïa (4) 6/40 0/21 NT NT 0/40
Blida (5) 13/44 4/25 NT NT 1/44
Boumerdès (6) 12/37 3/15 NT NT 1/37
Chlef (7) 12/22 0/21 NT NT 1/22
Djelfa 5/49 2/13 0/5 NT 15/49
El Tarf (8) 54/54 9/17 NT NT 3/54
Ghardaia 17/22 6/15 5/12 7/7 5/22
Jijel (9) 4/27 0/22 NT NT 0/27
Mostaganem (10) 58/72 NT NT NT 11/72
Naama (11) 0/55 2/23 0/4 10/35 9/56
Oran (12) 9/53 7/18 NT NT 11/53
Skikda (14) 3/13 3/11 NT NT 1/13
Souk Ahras (15) 8/18 0/9 NT NT 1/18
Tebessa (16) 2/26 6/17 4/11 NT 6/26
Tindouf 6/15 5/13 2/23
Tipasa (16) 0/48 0/20 NT NT 0/48
Tizi Ouzou (17) 0/64 1/9 NT NT 0/62
Tlemcen (18) 9/54 1/18 0/9 NT 3/54
Total 247/852 52/359 15/71 19/92 75/849

*BTV, bluetongue viruses; EHDV, epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus; NT, not tested.
†Values in parentheses indicate provinces (wilayas) shown in the Figure.

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