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Viral diseases of bees in Greece


, : Viral diseases of bees in Greece. Ellenike Kteniatrike 26(4): 196-199

Sac brood disease was identified in 11 of 111 samples examined in 1983 at the Veterinary Institute at Thessaloniki. The increase of sac brood in Greece over the last 10 years is thought to be due to its transmission by Varroa jacobsoni. Paralysis, caused by a polymorphic virus 20-70 nm in size, appears in two forms. One exhibits symptoms related to the nervous system such as inability to fly and paralysis, the other causes morphological changes.

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