Migrating birds and tickborne encephalitis virus
2007 (English)In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, ISSN 1080-6040, E-ISSN 1080-6059, Vol. 13, no 8, 1215-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
During spring and autumn 2001, we screened 13,260 migrating birds at Ottenby Bird Observatory, Sweden, and found 3.4% were infested with ticks. Four birds, each a different passerine species, carried tickborne encephalitis virus (TBEV)-infected ticks (Ixodes ricinus). Migrating birds may play a role in the geographic dispersal of TBEV-infected ticks.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 13, no 8, 1215-8 p.
Migratory birds, ticks, tickborne encephalitis virus, TBE, TBEV, long-distance dispersal, biogeography, dispatch
Microbiology in the medical area
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-21141PubMedID: 17953095OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-21141DiVA: diva2:210651