Tick-borne encephalitis virus infections in Lithuanian domestic animals and ticks.

@article{Juceviciene2005TickborneEV,
  title={Tick-borne encephalitis virus infections in Lithuanian domestic animals and ticks.},
  author={Aurita Juceviciene and Milda Žygutiene and Pauli Leinikki and Henrikki Brummer-Korvenkontio and Mika Salminen and Xiuqi Han and Olli Vapalahti},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 10},
  pages={742-6}
}
In order to obtain information about the distribution of tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) in Lithuania, sera of domestic animals were screened for TBEV antibodies by haemagglutination inhibition test. Samples were collected in 2001 from 423 cows, 561 goats and 118 sheep during a prophylactic examination or vaccination by a local veterinary specialist. In addition, a total of 3234 Ixodes ricinus ticks in 436 pools were collected and tested by RT-PCR for the presence of TBEV RNA (detailed… CONTINUE READING
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