+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Tick-borne encephalitis virus prevalence in Ixodes ricinus ticks collected in high risk habitats of the South-Bohemian region of the Czech Republic



Tick-borne encephalitis virus prevalence in Ixodes ricinus ticks collected in high risk habitats of the South-Bohemian region of the Czech Republic



Experimental and Applied Acarology 26(1-2): 145-151



A survey for tick-borne encephalitis virus in trades ricinus ticks was conducted in May 2000 in two districts of the South-Bohemian region of the Czech Republic with a high occurrence of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in humans. Homogenized ticks were tested on PS cells, which were examined for any cytopathic effect, plaque assay and indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFT). The IFT has proved to be the most sensitive and most rapid test to demonstrate the virus in ticks. TBE virus was found in 17 of 187 pooled samples. consisting of a total of 2,968 ticks. The mean minimum infection rate was 0.6% for all tick stages combined. Infection rates in nymphs collected in different locations varied between 0.2 and 1.3% and between 5.9 and 11.1% in adult ticks. The observed TBE prevalence in ticks was compared with data obtained elsewhere in the Czech Republic. It is concluded that screening of ticks for TBE virus prevalence using IFT is a valuable indicator for the degree of risk to contract TBE in as particular habitat.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 003988155

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 12475083

DOI: 10.1023/a:1020966605960


Related references

The occurrence of Ixodes ricinus ticks and important tick-borne pathogens in areas with high tick-borne encephalitis prevalence in different altitudinal levels of the Czech Republic Part I. Ixodes ricinus ticks and tick-borne encephalitis virus. Epidemiologie, Mikrobiologie, Imunologie 65(2): 118-128, 2017

The occurrence of Ixodes ricinus ticks and important tick-borne pathogens in areas with high tick-borne encephalitis prevalence in different altitudinal levels of the Czech Republic Part II. Ixodes ricinus ticks and genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex. Epidemiologie, Mikrobiologie, Imunologie 65(3): 182-192, 2017

Ticks and tick-borne pathogens in South Bohemia (Czech Republic)--Spatial variability in Ixodes ricinus abundance, Borrelia burgdorferi and tick-borne encephalitis virus prevalence. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 6(5): 559-567, 2016

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus prevalence and virus genome characterization in field-collected ticks (Ixodes ricinus) from risk, non-risk and former risk areas of TBE, and in ticks removed from humans in Germany. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 16(3): 238-244, 2010

Prevalence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in Ixodes ricinus and Dermacentor reticulatus ticks collected from the Lublin region (eastern Poland). Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 2(1): 16-19, 2011

Prevalence and molecular characterization of tick-borne encephalitis virus in Ixodes ricinus ticks collected in Slovenia. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11(6): 659-664, 2011

Distribution of Ixodes ricinus ticks and prevalence of tick-borne encephalitis virus among questing ticks in the Arctic Circle region of northern Norway. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 9(1): 97-103, 2017

Prevalence and phylogenetic analysis of tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) in field-collected ticks (Ixodes ricinus) in southern Switzerland. Parasites and Vectors 7: 443, 2015

Prediction of high-risk sites of infestation with the tick Ixodes ricinus and infection with tick-borne encephalitis in the Central Bohemian region based on satellite data. Epidemiologie Mikrobiologie Imunologie 47(1): 3-11, 1998

Prevalence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Finland. Journal of Medical Virology 64(1): 21-28, 2001

Risk assessment and prediction of Ixodes ricinus tick questing activity and human tick-borne encephalitis infection in space and time in the Czech Republic. International Journal of Medical Microbiology 296 Suppl 40: 41-47, 2006

Isolation of tick-borne encephalitis virus from Ixodes ricinus ticks in the Tribec region. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 36 Suppl: 67-71, 1967

Prevalence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in Ixodes ricinus ticks from three islands in north-western Norway. Apmis 123(9): 759-764, 2015

Prevalence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in Ixodes ricinus ticks in northern Europe with particular reference to Southern Sweden. Parasites and Vectors 7: 102, 2015

Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato genospecies in host-seeking Ixodes ricinus ticks in selected South Bohemian locations (Czech Republic). Central European Journal of Public Health 12(3): 151-156, 2004