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Ixodid and argasid tick species and west nile virus.

Abstract:

Control of West Nile virus (WNV) can only be effective if the vectors and reservoirs of the virus are identified and controlled. Although mosquitoes are the primary vectors, WNV has repeatedly been isolated from ticks. Therefore, tick-borne transmission studies were performed with an ixodid (Ixodes ricinus) and an argasid tick species (Ornithodoros moubata). Both species became infected after feeding upon viremic hosts, but I. ricinus ticks were unable to maintain the virus. In contrast, O. m...

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Publisher copy:
10.3201/eid1004.030517

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Lawrie, CH More by this author
Uzcátegui, NY More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Emerging infectious diseases
Volume:
10
Issue:
4
Pages:
653-657
Publication date:
2004-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1080-6059
ISSN:
1080-6040
URN:
uuid:a477c07b-a03c-41ab-9f35-c6694373f8f4
Source identifiers:
402994
Local pid:
pubs:402994

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