Prevalence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks from southern Korea

@inproceedings{Ko2010PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks from southern Korea},
  author={Sungjin Ko and Jun-gu Kang and Su Yeon Kim and Heung-chul Kim and Terry A. Klein and S I Chong and William J. Sames and Seok-Min Yun and Young Ran Ju and Joon-seok Chae},
  booktitle={Journal of veterinary science},
  year={2010}
}
The prevalence of tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) in southern Korea was determined by collecting ticks using tick drags. A total of 4,077 of 6,788 ticks collected were pooled (649 pools) according to collection site, species, and developmental stage and assayed for TBEV. The TBEV protein E and NS5 gene fragments were detected using RT-nested PCR in six pools of nymphs collected from Jeju Island (2,491 ticks). The minimum field detection rates for TBEV were 0.17% and 0.14% for Haemaphysalis… CONTINUE READING
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