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Volume 13, Number 6—June 2007

Dispatch

Tickborne Encephalitis in Naturally Exposed Monkey (Macaca sylvanus)

Jochen Süss*Comments to Author , Ellen Gelpi*†, Christine Klaus*, Audrey Bagon*, Elisabeth M. Liebler-Tenorio*, Herbert Budka*†, Bernhard Stark*‡, Werner Müller*§, and Helmut Hotzel*
Author affiliations: *Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Jena, Germany; †Medical University of Vienna, Austria; ‡Affenberg Salem, Bodensee, Germany; §Labor ALOMED, Radolfzell, Germany;

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Results of nested reverse transcription–PCR (nRT-PCR) analysis of the tickborne encephalitis virus (TBEV)–infected macaque brain

Sample no. Specimen TBEV results by nRT-PCR* TBEV strain (sequencing)
06F0927
T653 Cerebellum + Neudoerfl†
T654 Cerebellum
T655 Neocortex + Neudoerfl†
T656 Neocortex
T659 Neocortex + Neudoerfl†
T660 Neocortex
T657 Brain stem + Neudoerfl†
T658 Brain stem
T661 Brain stem + Neudoerfl
T662 Brain stem + Neudoerfl†
06F0926
T663 Cerebrospinal fluid
Total 6/11

*+, virus detected; –, no virus detected.
†Differs by 1 nt from strain Neudoerfl, the prototype strain of the European virus subtype.

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