Distribution of Far-Eastern tick-borne encephalitis virus subtype strains in the former Soviet Union.

@article{Kovalev2010DistributionOF,
  title={Distribution of Far-Eastern tick-borne encephalitis virus subtype strains in the former Soviet Union.},
  author={Sergey Y. Kovalev and V S Kokorev and Irina V. Belyaeva},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={2010},
  volume={91 Pt 12},
  pages={2941-6}
}
European and Asian viruses within the tick-borne encephalitis flavivirus complex are known to show temporal, spatial and phylogenetic relationships that imply a clinal pattern of evolution. However, the isolation of recognized Far-Eastern tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) strains in the European region of the former Soviet Union (SU), i.e. thousands of kilometres west of the region in which they are considered endemic, appears to contradict this concept. Here, we present a parsimonious… CONTINUE READING

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