National Arbovirus Monitoring Program
The National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP) monitors the distribution of economically important arboviruses (insect-borne viruses) of ruminant livestock and associated insect vectors in Australia. Arboviruses monitored by NAMP include bluetongue, Akabane and bovine ephemeral fever (BEF) viruses.
NAMP data are gathered throughout Australia by serological monitoring of cattle in sentinel herds and strategic serological surveys of other cattle herds (serosurveys) and trapping of insect vectors. The program maintains a database management system and publishes an Annual Report.
The NAMP is an ongoing collaboration between its primary beneficiaries: the cattle, sheep and goat industries; the livestock export industry; and the state, territory and Australian governments.
Objectives of the NAMP are:
- Market access – facilitate the export of live cattle, sheep, goats and camelids, and their reproductive material, to countries that apply import conditions to mitigate the risk of introduction of bluetongue, Akabane and bovine ephemeral fever (BEF) viruses
- Bluetongue early warning – detect incursions of exotic strains of bluetongue virus (BTV) and vectors (Culicoides species biting midges) that have the potential to adversely affect livestock production in Australia and trade by surveillance of the northern BTV-endemic area
- Risk management – detect changes in the seasonal distribution in Australia of endemic bluetongue, Akabane and BEF viruses and their vectors, to inform livestock producers and support trade.
Limits of bluetongue virus transmission
The limit of BTV transmission in Australia is shown on the Bluetongue Virus Interactive Zone Map, which defines the areas in which no viral transmission has been detected for the past two years. Viral transmission is defined as detection of evidence of viral infection based on serological monitoring of cattle.
Download the NAMP Annual Report 2019-20 (pdf - 4 MB)
Subscribe to email notifications of future NAMP Annual Report publications by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like more information about the National Arbovirus Monitoring Program, please contact the relevant officer listed.
|Ian Langstaff||Animal Health Australia (Program Manager)||02 6203 3909|
|Adam Robinson||Animal Biosecurity Branch, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Enviroment||02 6272 3924|
|Debbie Eagles||CSIRO Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness||03 5227 5067|
|Deborah Finlaison||New South Wales Department of Primary Industries||02 4640 6335|
|Lorna Melville||Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade NT||08 8999 2251|
|Bruce Hill||Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries||07 3362 9445|
|Trent Scholz||Department of Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia||08 8648 5166|
|Debra Grull||Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment||03 6478 4121|
|Karen Moore||Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions||03 5430 4525|
|Marion Seymour||Western Australian Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development||08 9651 0555|
|Skye Fruean||Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment||07 4241 7877|
|Glenn Bellis||Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy, Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources||08 8998 4924