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Detection of novel tick-borne pathogen, Alongshan virus, in Ixodes ricinus ticks, south-eastern Finland, 2019


Kuivanen, Suvi; Levanov, Lev; Kareinen, Lauri; Sironen, Tarja; Jääskeläinen, Anne J; Plyusnin, Ilya; Zakham, Fathiah; Emmerich, Petra; Schmidt-Chanasit, Jonas; Hepojoki, Jussi; Smura, Teemu; Vapalahti, Olli (2019). Detection of novel tick-borne pathogen, Alongshan virus, in Ixodes ricinus ticks, south-eastern Finland, 2019. Eurosurveillance, 24(27):1900394.

Abstract

The newly identified tick-borne Alongshan virus (ALSV), a segmented Jingmen virus group flavivirus, was recently associated with human disease in China. We report the detection of ALSV RNA in Ixodes ricinus ticks in south-eastern Finland. Screening of sera from patients suspected for tick-borne encephalitis for Jingmen tick virus-like virus RNA and antibodies revealed no human cases. The presence of ALSV in common European ticks warrants further investigations on its role as a human pathogen.

Abstract

The newly identified tick-borne Alongshan virus (ALSV), a segmented Jingmen virus group flavivirus, was recently associated with human disease in China. We report the detection of ALSV RNA in Ixodes ricinus ticks in south-eastern Finland. Screening of sera from patients suspected for tick-borne encephalitis for Jingmen tick virus-like virus RNA and antibodies revealed no human cases. The presence of ALSV in common European ticks warrants further investigations on its role as a human pathogen.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pathology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Epidemiology
Health Sciences > Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Life Sciences > Virology
Uncontrolled Keywords:ALSV; Alongshan virus; Ixodes ricinus; Jingmen tick virus; flavivirus
Language:English
Date:4 July 2019
Deposited On:12 Feb 2020 17:08
Last Modified:22 Apr 2020 22:58
Publisher:Centre Europeen pour la Surveillance Epidemiologique du SIDA
ISSN:1025-496X
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.es.2019.24.27.1900394
PubMed ID:31290392

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