Siberian Subtype Tickborne Encephalitis Virus, Finland
Anu Jääskeläinen* , Tapani Tikkakoski†, Nathalie Uzcátegui*, Andrey Alekseev‡, Antti Vaheri*§, and Olli Vapalahti*§¶
Author affiliations: *Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; †Keski-Pohjanmaa Central Hospital, Kokkola, Finland; ‡Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia; §HUSLAB Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, Helsinki, Finland; ¶Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Figure 1. The known distribution of tickborne encephalitis (TBE)–virus endemic areas and Ixodes ticks in northern Europe. Yellow: TBE-endemic areas, adapted from International Scientific Working Group on Tick-Borne Encephalitis (8). To the south and west from the solid line, Ixodes ricinus distribution; to the east from the dashed line, I. persulcatus distribution; Lpr, Lappeenranta; EST, Estonia; LV, Latvia; LT, Lithuania.
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