Migratory birds, ticks, and crimean-congo hemorrhagic Fever virus
2012 (English)In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, ISSN 1080-6040, E-ISSN 1080-6059, Vol. 18, no 12, 2095-2097 p.Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
TO THE EDITOR:
In a recently published study, Estrada-Peña et al. reported the finding of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) in adult Hyalomma lusitanicum ticks from red deer (Cervus elaphus) in Spain during 2010 (1). Phylogenetic analysis showed that the virus was most likely of African origin. Here, we present a model for the transfer of CCHFV-infected ticks by migratory birds from Africa to Europe.
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2012. Vol. 18, no 12, 2095-2097 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-189251DOI: 10.3201/eid1812.120718ISI: 000328172700040PubMedID: 23171591OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-189251DiVA: diva2:581104