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Our research team and their collaborators have published a range of well-received papers on bluetongue virus. You can find links to them all here:

Veronesi E, Darpel K, Gubbins S, Batten C, Nomikou K, Mertens P, Carpenter S. (2020) Diversity of Transmission Outcomes Following Co-Infection of Sheep with Strains of Bluetongue Virus Serotype 1 and 8. Microorganisms. 8:851.

Fay PC, Attoui H, Batten C, Lomonossoff GP, Daly J, Mertens PPC (2019) Bluetongue virus outer-capsid protein VP2 expressed in Nicotiana benthamiana raises neutralising antibodies and a protective immune response in IFNAR -/- mice. Vaccine X. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvacx.2019.100026

CALVO-PINILLA E, GUBBINS S, MERTENS P, ORTEGO J and CASTILLO-OLIVARES J, 2018. The immunogenicity of recombinant vaccines based on modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) viruses expressing African horse sickness virus VP2 antigens depends on the levels of expressed VP2 protein delivered to the host. Antiviral research. 154, 132-139 (In Press.)

EFSA AHAW Panel (EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare), More, S, Bicout, D, Bøtner, A, Butterworth, A, Depner, K, Edwards, S, Garin-Bastuji, B, Good, M, Gortázar Schmidt, C, Michel, V, Miranda, MA, Nielsen, SS, Raj, M, Sihvonen, L, Spoolder, H, Stegeman, JA, Thulke, H-H, Velarde, A, Willeberg, P, Winckler, C, Mertens, P, Savini, G, Zientara, S, Broglia, A, Baldinelli, F, Gogin, A, Kohnle, L and Calistri, P, (2017). Scientific Opinion on the assessment of listing and categorisation of animal diseases within the framework of the Animal Health Law (Regulation (EU) No 2016/429): bluetongueEFSA Journal 15(8):4957, 74 pp., 2017.

Brugman VA, England ME, Stoner J, Tugwell L, Harrup LE, Wilson AJ, Medlock JM, Logan JG, Fooks AR, Mertens PPC, Johnson N and Carpenter S, 2017. How often do mosquitoes bite humans in southern England? A standardised summer trial at four sites reveals spatial, temporal and site-related variation in biting rates. Parasites & vectors. 10(1), 420

Jacquot M, Nomikou K, Palmarini M, Mertens P and Biek R, 2017. Bluetongue virus spread in Europe is a consequence of climatic, landscape and vertebrate host factors as revealed by phylogeographic inference. Proceedings Biological Sciences. 284(1864),

Reddy YV, Susmitha B, Patil S, Krishnajyothi Y, Putty K, Ramakrishna KV, Sunitha G, Devi BV, Kavitha K, Deepthi B, Krovvidi S, Reddy YN, Reddy GH, Singh KP, Maan NS, Hemadri D, Maan S, Mertens PP, Hegde NR, Rao PP. (2018) Isolation and evolutionary analysis of Australasian topotype of bluetongue virus serotype 4 from India. Transbound Emerg Dis. 65(2):547-556.

Maan S, Kumar A, Gupta AK, Dalal A, Chaudhary D, Gupta TK, Bansal N, Kumar V, Batra K, Sindhu N, Kumar A, Mahajan NK, Maan NS and Mertens PP, 2017. Concurrent infection of Bluetongue and Peste-des-petits-ruminants virus in small ruminants in Haryana State of India. Transboundary and emerging diseases. 65235– 239.

Brugman VA, Hernandez-Triana LM, England ME, Medlock JM, Mertens PP, Logan JG, Wilson AJ, Fooks AR, Johnson N and Carpenter S, 2017. Blood-feeding patterns of native mosquitoes and insights into their potential role as pathogen vectors in the Thames estuary region of the United Kingdom Parasites & Vectors. 10, 163.

Maan, Sushila, Maan, Narender Singh, Belaganahalli, Manjunatha N, Potgieter, Abraham C, Kumar, Vinay, Batra, Kanisht, Wright, Isabel M, Kirkland, Peter D and Mertens, PP, 2016. Development and Evaluation of Real Time RT-PCR Assays for Detection and Typing of Bluetongue Virus PLOS ONE 11, e0163014. 

Matos AC, Rosa JC, Nomikou K, Guimarães LL, Costa ÉA, Guedes MI, Driemeier D, Lobato ZI and Mertens PP, 2016. Genome Sequence of Bluetongue virus Serotype 17 Isolated in Brazil in 2014. Genome announcements. 4(5).

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