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Volume 28, Number 2—February 2022

Rapid Spread of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus by Parthenogenetic Asian Longhorned Ticks

Xing Zhang1, Chaoyue Zhao1, Chaoyuan Cheng1, Guogang Zhang1, Tao Yu, Kevin Lawrence, Hongyue Li, Jimin Sun, Zeyu Yang, Ling Ye, Hongliang Chu, Ying Wang, Xiaohu Han, Yongchao Jia, Shuozhang Fan, Hirotaka Kanuka, Tetsuya Tanaka, Cheryl Jenkins, Kristene Gedye, Shona Chandra, Dana C. Price, Qiyong Liu, Young Ki Choi, Xiangjiang ZhanComments to Author , Zhibin ZhangComments to Author , and Aihua ZhengComments to Author 

Author affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Pest Insects and Rodents, Institute of Zoology, CAS, Beijing (X. Zhang, C. Zhao, C. Cheng, H. Li, X. Zhan, Z. Zhang, A. Zheng); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (X. Zhang, C. Zhao, C. Cheng, H. Li, Z. Zhang, A. Zheng); Yantai Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Yantai, China (T. Yu); Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand (K. Lawrence, K. Gedye); Zhejiang Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Zhejiang, China (J. Sun); Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing (Z. Yang, G. Zhang); Daishan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Zhoushan, China (L. Ye); Jiangsu Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China (H. Chu); Xinyang Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Xinyang, China (Y. Wang); Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang, China (X. Han); Guangyuan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangyuan, China (Y. Jia); Hebei University, Baoding, China (S. Fan); Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (H. Kanuka); Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan (T. Tanaka); Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Menangle, New South Wales, Australia (C. Jenkins); University of Sydney, Camden, New South Wales, Australia (S. Chandra); Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA (D.C. Price):; National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing (Q. Liu); Chungbuk National University, Cheongju City, South Korea (Y.K. Choi)

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Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks collected from migratory birds and their hosts in Penglai City, China, 2021

Avian host No. birds examined No. birds with ticks No. ticks No. Asian longhorned ticks Parthenogenetic,%
Turdus naumanni 45 8 11 3 33
Turdus hortulorum 7 2 8 8 100
Parus major 1 1 5 5 100
Emberiza fucata 1 1 3 3 100

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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