Seroprevalence of Toscana Virus in Blood Donors, France, 2007

  title={Seroprevalence of Toscana Virus in Blood Donors, France, 2007},
  author={Nad{\`e}ge M Brisbarre and Houssam Attoui and Pierre Gallian and Paola di Bonito and Colomba Giorgi and Jean-François Cantaloube and Philippe Biagini and Mhammed Touinssi and François Jordier and Philippe de Micco},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Nested reverse transcription–PCR using degenerate primers was applied to amplify a 222-bp fragment of the large RNA segment of phleboviruses (9). The retrieved sequence was identical to sequences detected in sandfl ies collected in 2005 in the Adriatic coastal region of Albania; that strain was provisionally named Adria virus (10). Adria virus is distinct from other recognized members of the genus Phlebovirus and clusters with phleboviruses of the Salehabad serocomplex, such as Salehabad virus… CONTINUE READING


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