Heartland Virus in lone star ticks, Alabama, USA

  • Authors: Newman, Brent C.; Sutton, William B.; Moncayo, Abelardo C.; Hughes, Holly R.; Taheri, Ali; Moore, Thomas C.; Schweitzer, Callie J.; Wang, Yong
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • DOI: 10.3201/eid2608.200494

Abstract

We detected Heartland virus (HRTV) in lone star nymphs collected in 2018 in northern Alabama, USA.
Real-time reverse  transcription  PCR  selective  for  the  small  seg- ment of the HRTV genome and
confirmatory sequenc- ing of positive samples showed high identity with HRTV
strains sequenced from Tennessee and Missouri.

  • Citation: Newman, Brent C.; Sutton, William B.; Moncayo, Abelardo C.; Hughes, Holly R.; Taheri, Ali; Moore, Thomas C.; Schweitzer, Callie J.; Wang, Yong. 2020. Heartland Virus in lone star ticks, Alabama, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 26(8): 1954-1956. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2608.200494.
  • Keywords: HRTV, Heartland virus.
  • Posted Date: September 4, 2020
  • Modified Date: September 10, 2020
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