A focus of deer tick virus transmission in the northcentral United States

Emerg Infect Dis. Jul-Aug 1999;5(4):570-4. doi: 10.3201/eid0504.990423.

Abstract

We screened salivary glands from adult deer ticks collected near Spooner and Hayward, Wisconsin, to determine whether deer tick virus, a recently described flavivirus, occurs with other tickborne agents in the upper Midwest. Intraacinar inclusions suggestive of replicating virus were detected in 4 (4.6%) of 87 ticks. The virus was isolated by suckling-mouse inoculation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • DNA, Viral
  • Deer / parasitology
  • Encephalitis Viruses, Tick-Borne / classification
  • Encephalitis Viruses, Tick-Borne / genetics
  • Encephalitis Viruses, Tick-Borne / isolation & purification*
  • Female
  • Ixodes / virology*
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Rabbits
  • Viral Nonstructural Proteins / genetics
  • Wisconsin

Substances

  • DNA, Viral
  • NS5 protein, flavivirus
  • Viral Nonstructural Proteins

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AF135459
  • GENBANK/AF135460
  • GENBANK/AF135461