Identification

Name

Arbovirus and Culicoides Surveillance Programme

Status

Active

Category

System

Organizations
(1) Biosecurity New Zealand
Created

2012-10-19 16:00:24+00:00

Modified

2016-02-07 06:18:31.599371+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

The Arbovirus cause diseases such as bluetongue disease, akabane disease, and epizootic haemorrhagic disease in sheep and cattle. The virus is spread by Culicoides (midges insects), which are not present in New Zealand. However, strong winds can carry them from Australia. The Arbovirus Surveillance system evaluates sentinel areas in New Zealand for the presence of arbovirus and Culicoides sp. in order to protect the animal population.

Goals
(1) Early detection
(2) Early warning
Year start

191

URL http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/pests/surv-mgmt/surv/arbovirus-culicoides
URL (alternate) http://www.mpi.govt.nz/protection-and-response/finding-and-reporting-pests-and-diseases/

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) Australia and New Zealand
(2) New Zealand
Geography

No

Diseases
(1) Bluetongue disease
(2) Epizootic hemorrhagic disease
Disease transmission types
(1) Vector-borne
Disease properties
(1) Zoonotic

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Laboratory Records