Detection and Characterization of Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus in Baltic Countries and Eastern Poland

@inproceedings{Katargina2013DetectionAC,
  title={Detection and Characterization of Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus in Baltic Countries and Eastern Poland},
  author={Olga Katargina and Stanislava Russakova and Julia Geller and Macije Kondrusik and Joanna Maria Zajkowska and Milda Žygutiene and Antra Bormane and Julia Trofimova and Irina Golovljova},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Ticks were collected from the vegetation in the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and eastern Poland and analyzed for the presence of tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) by amplification of the partial E and NS3 genes. In Estonia we found statistically significant differences in the TBEV prevalence between I. persulcatus and I. ricinus ticks (4.23% and 0.42%, respectively). In Latvia, the difference in TBEV prevalence between the two species was not statistically significant (1.02… CONTINUE READING