louping ill

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louping ill

[′lüp·iŋ ‚il]
(veterinary medicine)
A virus disease of sheep, similar to encephalomyelitis, transmitted by the tick Ixodes racinus. Also known as ovine encephalomyelitis; trembling ill.
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Infection with a strain of louping ill virus from Spain was first reported for sheep in the Basque region of northern Spain in 1987.
The histopathologic lesions observed in these goats were indistinguishable from those caused by louping ill virus (10).
A related flavivirus has been isolated in Norway from sheep; it was subsequently analyzed as louping ill virus (LIV), not TBEV (3).
The only zoonotic arboviruses isolated from field material in the United Kingdom are the flavivirus Louping ill virus (LIV) (4) and the bunyavirus Uukuniemi virus (5).
Whether the emergence of Louping ill virus plays a part in this decrease is of interest.
Although the diagnostic tests are not absolutely specific for TBE compared to the closely related Louping ill virus, no cases of Louping ill virus in livestock (Snorre Stuen, pers.