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We report the isolation and detailed characterization of the novel strain, Partizansk/2006, of Powassan virus (POWV) from a human case of infection, which occurred in Primorsky krai, Russia, in 2006. Comparative complete genome sequence analysis of the Far Eastern strains Spassk-9 (1975), Nadezdinsk-1991 and Partizansk/2006 of POWV revealed that these(More)
We report the prevalence of Siberian and Far Eastern subtypes of tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) in Ixodes persulcatus and Ix. pavlovskyi ticks collected in Tomsk and its suburbs during 2006-2008. The TBEV was detected in 5.7% ticks collected in the city, where Ix. pavlovskyi ticks were dominated and 7.5% ticks from suburban foci with prevalence Ix.(More)
We isolated a novel strain of tickborne encephalitis virus (TBEV), Glubinnoe/2004, from a patient with a fatal case in Russia. We sequenced the strain, whose landmark features included 57 amino acid substitutions and 5 modified cleavage sites. Phylogenetically, Glubinnoe/2004 is a novel variant that belongs to the Eastern type of TBEV.
OBJECTIVE To confirm dengue infection among Russian tourists returned from Southeast and Mexico in 2010-2013 with clinical signs of infection. METHODS Blood and serum samples from patients were collected. NS1 antigen and human IgM/IgG antibodies to dengue virus were identified using commercial tests manufactured by "Standard Diagnostics, INC.", Korea.(More)
Five-hundred-and-six Hyalomma anatolicum ticks were collected and studied in two Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) endemic regions of Tajikistan. Antigen and RNA of the CCHF virus were detected in 3.4% of tick pools from the Rudaki district using ELISA and RT-PCR tests. As for the Tursunzade district, viral antigen was identified in 9.0% of the samples(More)
The nucleotide sequences of a region of VP1/2A genes of a large group of hepatitis A virus (HAV) isolates circulating in Siberia (the Altai Territory, the Irkutsk and Novosibirsk Regions) were determined. Comparison of these sequences with those of prototype HAV of genotypes IA, IB, and IIA revealed their high similarity to prototype genotype IA strains.(More)
We caught, 2002-2003 in caves of Novosibirsk Region and Altai Territory, 52 bats (Myotis daubentoni, Myotis brandtii, Murina leucogaster, Plecotus auritus). Examinations of the animals' brain samples by fluorescence antibody microscopy and RT-PCR revealed lyssaviruses, genotype 1, which were close to strains provoking rabies in the local animals. According(More)
We studied two urban and two suburban biotypes of Tomsk City for tick-transmitted diseases prevalence in naturally collected ticks. Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) was found in 6.5% of tick samples, West Nile virus (WNV) in 2.2%, Borrelia spp. in 8%, Rickettsia spp. in 2.5%, and Ehrlichia spp. in 1.7% of samples. Genetic markers of Powassan virus,(More)
Blood serum samples collected from patients with acute hepatitis symptoms admitted to Infectious Disease Hospitals of Novosibirsk, Barnaul, and Irkutsk were studied. The serum samples were tested for the IgM and IgG antibodies to HEV using ELISA. Seropositive samples were tested using RT-PCR for HEV RNA. Two HEV strains were isolated, and thus HEV infection(More)