Tick-borne encephalitis virus transmission between ticks cofeeding on specific immune natural rodent hosts.

@article{Labuda1997TickborneEV,
  title={Tick-borne encephalitis virus transmission between ticks cofeeding on specific immune natural rodent hosts.},
  author={Milan Labuda and Oto Kozuch and E. Žuffov{\'a} and Elena Eleckov{\'a} and Rosie S. Hails and Patricia A Nuttall},
  journal={Virology},
  year={1997},
  volume={235 1},
  pages={138-43}
}
To determine whether the portion of a vertebrate host population having specific immunity to tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus can participate in the TBE virus transmission cycle, natural hosts immunized against TBE virus were challenged with infected and uninfected ticks. Yellow-necked field mice (Apodemus flavicollis) and bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) were either immunized with TBE virus by subcutaneous inoculation of the virus, or they were exposed to virus-infected Ixodes ricinus… CONTINUE READING