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Volume 3, Number 2—June 1997

Dispatch

A New Tick-borne Encephalitis-like Virus Infecting New England Deer Ticks, Ixodes dammini1

Sam R. Telford*, Philip M. Armstrong*, Paula Katavolos*, Ivo Foppa*, A. Sonia Olmeda Garcia*†, Mark L. Wilson‡, and Andrew Spielman*
Author affiliations: *Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; †Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; and ‡Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Table

Prevalence of deer-tick virus infection in adult Ixodes dammini sampled from deer or vegetation during November 1995 from Massachusetts and Connecticut

Sampling area* No.examined No. infected
W MA 17 0
C MA 15 0
NE MA 157 1
SE MA 175 0
NW CT 7 1
NE CT 6 0
SW CT 26 0
SE CT 23 0
Total 465 2

*The deer management zones, or study sites, belong to one of four geographic quadrants for Connecticut (NE, northeastern; NW, northwestern; SE, southeastern; SW, southwestern) or of four regions in Massachusetts (W, western; C, central; NE, northeastern; SE, southeastern).

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1The taxonomy continues to be controversial (5).

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