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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JQ646028) was 94% identical to the strain from Britain (EU074000) and 93% identical to the strains from Spain (EU074016) and the Negishi virus (EU074002), thus confirming identity of the Asturian strain louping ill virus.
We need to develop a comprehensive control strategy on Louping Ill if we're going to eradicate it.
Sequencing and antigenic studies of a Norwegian virus isolated from encephalomyelitic sheep confirm the existence of louping ill virus outside Great Britain and Ireland.
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).
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.