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Record number 348990
Title Attempt to detect evidence for tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks and mammalian wildlife in the Netherlands
Author(s) Poel, W.H.M. van der; Heide, R. van der; Bakker, D.; Looff, M.; Jong, J. de; Maanen, N.; Gaasenbeek, C.P.H.; Borgsteede, F.H.M.
Source Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 5 (2005)1. - ISSN 1530-3667 - p. 58 - 64.
Department(s) ASG Infectieziekten
CIDC - Division Virology
CIDC - Divisie Bacteriologie en TSE's
RIKILT - Analyse & OntwikkelingBU Microbiological & Chemical Food Analysis
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2005
Keyword(s) borrelia-burgdorferi - southern germany - climate-change - area - epidemiology - prevalence - endemicity - flavivirus - antibodies - etiology
Abstract To investigate if tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) is present in mammalian wildlife species or ticks in the Netherlands, serum samples and ticks were tested for TBEV antibodies and TBEV RNA, respectively. Serum samples were collected from wild boar (666), deer (13), fox (399), and rodents (90), and were tested for TBEV antibodies, using ELISA, and SN test or HI test. Over a period of 4 years, a total of 906 ticks was collected from seven regions in the Netherlands. In four different regions, this was done on a monthly basis and during four consecutive summers. All ticks were tested for TBEV RNA by RT-PCR. TBEV antibody was detected by ELISA in two (0.5%) sera of foxes and 49 (7%) sera of wild boar, but not confirmed by HI or SNT. TBEV RNA was not detected in any of 906 ticks. It was concluded that there is no real evidence for a TBEV reservoir in ticks or wildlife in the Netherlands
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