Tick-borne encephalitis virus, kyrgyzstan

Benjamin J. Briggs, Barry Atkinson, Donna M. Czechowski, Peter A. Larsen, Heather N. Meeks, Juan P. Carrera, Ryan M. Duplechin, Roger Hewson, Asankadyr T. Junushov, Olga N. Gavrilova, Irena Breininger, Carleton J. Phillips, Robert J. Baker, John Hay

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Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) is an emerging pathogen in Europe and Asia. We investigated TBEV in Kyrgyzstan by collecting small mammals and ticks from diverse localities and analyzing them for evidence of TBEV infection. We found TBEV circulating in Kyrgyzstan much farther south and at higher altitudes than previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)876-879
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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