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Tick-borne virus diseases of human interest in Europe.
Several human diseases in Europe are caused by viruses transmitted by tick bite. These viruses belong to the genus Flavivirus, and include tick-borne encephalitis virus, Omsk haemorrhagic feverExpand
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Genomic Characterization of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related Coronavirus in European Bats and Classification of Coronaviruses Based on Partial RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase Gene Sequences
ABSTRACT Bats may host emerging viruses, including coronaviruses (CoV). We conducted an evaluation of CoV in rhinolophid and vespertilionid bat species common in Europe. Rhinolophids carried severeExpand
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Usutu virus: potential risk of human disease in Europe.
Usutu virus (USUV) is an African mosquito-borne flavivirus, member of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic group. This avian virus is transmitted by arthropod vectors (mainly mosquitoes of the CulexExpand
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Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Delays Interferon Induction and Hides Its Double-Stranded RNA in Intracellular Membrane Vesicles
ABSTRACT Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) (family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus) accounts for approximately 10,000 annual cases of severe encephalitis in Europe and Asia. Here, we investigatedExpand
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Reactivity of serum samples from patients with a flavivirus infection measured by immunofluorescence assay and ELISA.
Flavivirus infections are a significant public health problem, since several members of the Flaviviridae family are highly pathogenic to humans. Accurate diagnosis and differentiation of theExpand
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Coronavirus Antibodies in African Bat Species
Asian bats have been identified as potential reservoir hosts of coronaviruses associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV). We detected antibody reactive with SARS-CoV antigen in 47Expand
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Development of one-step quantitative reverse transcription PCR for the rapid detection of flaviviruses
BackgroundThe genus Flavivirus includes several pathogenic agents that cause severe illness in humans. Re-emergence of West Nile virus in Europe and continuous spread of certain flaviviruses such asExpand
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A clear and present danger: tick-borne diseases in Europe
Ticks can transmit a variety of viruses, bacteria or parasites that can cause serious infections or conditions in humans and animals. While tick-borne diseases are becoming an increasing and seriousExpand
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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Europe: current situation calls for preparedness.
During the last decade Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) emerged and/or re-emerged in several Balkan countries, Turkey, southwestern regions of the Russian Federation, and the Ukraine, withExpand
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Tick burden on European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)
In our study we assessed the tick burden on roe deer (Capreolus capreolus L.) in relation to age, physical condition, sex, deer density and season. The main objective was to find predictiveExpand
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