Possible tick-borne human enterovirus resulting in aseptic meningitis

J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Jul;43(7):3471-3. doi: 10.1128/JCM.43.7.3471-3473.2005.


Enterovirus-specific genetic sequences were isolated from two Amblyomma americanum tick pools. Identical genetic sequences were later obtained from cerebrospinal fluid of a patient with aseptic meningitis and a recent history of tick attachment. These observations suggest the possibility of an emerging tick-borne human enterovirus associated with aseptic meningitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid / virology
  • Enterovirus / genetics
  • Enterovirus / isolation & purification*
  • Enterovirus Infections / virology*
  • Humans
  • Ixodidae / virology*
  • Male
  • Meningitis, Aseptic / virology*
  • Meningitis, Viral / virology*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Tick-Borne Diseases / virology*