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Volume 17, Number 5—May 2011

Dispatch

Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus, Kyrgyzstan

Benjamin J. BriggsComments to Author , 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, and John Hay
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA (B.J. Briggs, D.M. Czechowski, J. Hay); Health Protection Agency, Porton Down, Salisbury, UK (B. Atkinson, R. Hewson); Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA (P.A. Larsen, H.N. Meeks, J.P. Carrera, R.M. Duplechin, C.J. Phillips, R.J. Baker); National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic (A.T. Junushov); Ministry of Healthcare of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek (O.N. Gavrilova, I. Breininger)

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Table 1

Overview of samples collected and tested for tick-borne encephalitis virus, 6 localities, Kyrgyzstan*

Animal species No. collected
No. positive in Jun–Jul 2007/Jul–Aug 2009 (overall %)
Jun–Jul 2007 Jul–Aug 2009 RT-PCR† IgG IgM
Alticola argentatus 2 5 1 0 0
Apodemus pallipes 79 93 3 5/10 (8) 2/9 (6)
Apodemus agrarius 11 15 0 0 0/5 (19)
Crocidura sp. 11 2 0 0 0
Dryomys nitedula 11 0 0 0 0
Microtus ilaeus§ 39 17 3 0/1 (2) 3/0 (5)
Mictrous gregalis 0 1 0 0 0
Mus musculus 3 10 0 1/1 (15) 0/2 (15)
Myodes centralis 1 31 0 0/2 (6) 0/2 (6)
Rattus turkestanicus 26 0 0 1/0 (4) 1/0 (4)
Rattus norvegicus 1 0 0 0 0
Cricetulus sp. 0 4 0 0 0/1 (25)
Meriones sp.
0
6

0
0
0
Total 184 185 7 7/14 6/19

*Analysis of reverse transcription–PCR (RT-PCR) and ELISA. RT-PCR data represent only 2007 samples. Ig, immunoglobulin.
†5 of 7 positive samples were collected from Ala-Archa.
‡1 positive A. pallipes mouse was collected from Sary-Chelek.
§1 positive M. ilaeus vole was collected from Suusamyr.

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