Ljungan Virus Detected in Bank Voles (Myodes glareolus) and Yellow-Necked Mice (Apodemus flavicollis) from Northern Italy
2010 (English)In: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, ISSN 0090-3558, E-ISSN 1943-3700, Vol. 46, no 1, 262-266 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Identified in 1998, Ljungan virus (LV; Picornaviridae) causes type 1 diabetes-like symptoms and myocarditis in bank voles (Myodes glareolus) from Sweden and Denmark, and may be a zoonotic agent of several important diseases (e.g., intrauterine fetal death, I diabetes, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and myocarditis). Using a real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction assay and sequence anlalysis, we detected LV in bank voles, and for the first time, in yellow-necked mice collected during 2006 from a site in northern Italy. The global distribution of LV and its role as a mammalian pathogen deserve further attention.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 46, no 1, 262-266 p.
Apodemus flavicollis, Ljungan virus, Myodes glareolus, northern Italy, PCR, type 1 diabetes
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-137400ISI: 000273957100029OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-137400DiVA: diva2:378330