ABOUT

OIE BLUETONGUE REFERENCE LABORATORIES NETWORK

A worldwide network of OIE Bluetongue Reference Laboratories has been instituted under the auspices of the OIE with the aim to improve the knowledge of bluetongue epidemiological situation and to facilitate international trade of live ruminants.

It is a web-based system where laboratory and epidemiological information, including bluetongue virus (BTV) strain genetic characterization (sequences), are made available. It includes a GIS application to facilitate the representation of epidemiological relevant data.




Contact Person



Dr Giovanni Savini
OIE BT Reference Laboratory
Head of the Virology Unit
Tel.: +39 0861 332 440
Fax +39 0861 332 251
e-mail:g.savini@izs.it
Dr Paolo Calistri
National Reference Center for Veterinary Epidemiology
Head of the Epidemiology Unit
Tel.: +39 0861 332 241
Fax: +39 0861 332 251
e-mail:p.calistri@izs.it