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Volume 28, Number 4—April 2022

Isolation of Heartland Virus from Lone Star Ticks, Georgia, USA, 2019

Yamila Romer, Kayla Adcock, Zhuoran Wei, Daniel G. Mead, Oscar Kirstein, Steph Bellman, Anne Piantadosi, Uriel Kitron, and Gonzalo M. Vazquez-ProkopecComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Y. Romer, Z. Wei, O. Kirstein, S. Bellman, U. Kitron, G.M. Vazquez-Prokopec); University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, Georgia, USA (K. Adcock, D.G. Mead); Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta (A. Piantadosi)

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Table 2

HRTV-positive Amblyomma americanum tick pools from Putnam and Jones Counties, Georgia, 2019*

No. pools Collection date Site No. specimens in pool HRTV real-time PCR result for homogenate Vero E6 cells
23 Apr 28 1 5 +
26 Apr 28 1 25 + + + +
504 Jun 14 2 5 + + + +

*CPE, cytopathic effect; HRTV, Heartland virus; P1, primary passage; P2, subculture 2; P3, subculture 3. ‒ negative; +, positive.

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