Novel bunyavirus in domestic and captive farmed animals, Minnesota, USA

Emerg Infect Dis. 2013;19(9):1487-9. doi: 10.3201/eid1909.130165.


We tested blood samples from domestic and captive farmed animals in Minnesota, USA, to determine exposure to severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus and Heartland-like virus. We found antibodies against virus nucleoproteins in 10%-18% of samples from cattle, sheep, goats, deer, and elk in 24 Minnesota counties.

Keywords: animals; bunyavirus; heartland virus; infection; phlebovirus; severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus; viruses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Animal Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic
  • Antibodies, Viral / blood
  • Antibodies, Viral / immunology
  • Bunyaviridae Infections / veterinary*
  • Cattle
  • Deer
  • Geography, Medical
  • Goats
  • Minnesota / epidemiology
  • Orthobunyavirus / immunology*
  • Sheep, Domestic


  • Antibodies, Viral