The global compendium of Culicoides imicola occurrence, a Major Vector of Bluetongue, Schmallenberg, and African Horse Sickness Viruses



The data contains an updated and comprehensive global database of Culicoides imicola occurrence. External deposit with Figshare/Springer Nature.

Culicoides imicola is the main vector transmitting viruses causing animal diseases such as Bluetongue, African Horse Sickness, and Schmallenberg. It has become widely distributed, with reports from South Africa to southern Europe, and from western Africa to southern China. This study presents a global compendium of Culicoides imicola occurrence between 1943 and 2018, reflecting the most recently compiled and harmonized global dataset derived from peer-reviewed literature. The procedures used in producing the data, as well as the geo-coding methods, database management and technical validation procedures are described. The study provides an updated and comprehensive global database of C. imicola occurrence, consisting of 1 039 geo-coded records from 50 countries. The datasets can be used for risk mapping of the diseases transmitted by C. imicola as well as to develop the global habitat suitability for the vector.

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Original registry record updated 16/02/2023 to incorporate Data Monitor imports.
Date made available22 Oct 2019
Date of data production2019

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