The role of the lymphatic system in experimental infection with tick-borne encephalitis. I. The tick-borne encephalitis virus in the lymph and blood of experimentally infected sheep
Acta Virologica 4: 233-240
ISSN/ISBN: 0001-723X PMID: 13856112 Accession: 014270814
Tick-born encephalitis virus inj. s/c is transported to blood through the lymphatic system. The lymph vessels are the main route by which virus reaches the blood stream. No direct passage of virus from tissue into blood stream was found. When injected into a peripheral lymph vessel in the regional area of the thoracic duct, the virus reaches the blood stream through the thoracic duct. No penetration of the blood stream by virus from lymph vessels other than the thoracic duct was observed.