Serological survey of domestic animals for tick-borne encephalitis and Bhanja viruses in northeastern Hungary

Silvie Šikutová, S. Hornok, Zdeněk Hubálek, Iva Doležálková, Zina Juřicová, Ivo Rudolf

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Abstract

Blood sera collected from 400 domestic animals (260 cattle, 100 Merino sheep, and 40 Hutzul horses) in northeastern Hungary in 2005 were examined for antibodies against two tick-borne viruses, tick-borne encephalitis flavivirus (TBEV) and Bhanja bunyavirus (BHAV). Using ELISA as screening test and plaque-reduction neutralization as confirmatory test, seropositivity to TBEV was found to be 26.5% in cattle, 7.0% in sheep, and 0.0% in horses. Among cattle, the animals up to 3 years old had significantly lower seroprevalence rate than those in older age groups. Natural foci of tick-borne encephalitis are obviously present in northeastern Hungary. On the other hand, no antibodies neutralizing BHAV were detected in the domestic animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Volume135
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 30 2009

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Keywords

  • Bhanja virus
  • Cattle
  • Horse
  • Hungary
  • Sheep
  • Tick-borne encephalitis

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  • Microbiology
  • veterinary(all)

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Serological survey of domestic animals for tick-borne encephalitis and Bhanja viruses in northeastern Hungary. / Šikutová, Silvie; Hornok, S.; Hubálek, Zdeněk; Doležálková, Iva; Juřicová, Zina; Rudolf, Ivo.

In: Veterinary Microbiology, Vol. 135, No. 3-4, 30.03.2009, p. 267-271.

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Šikutová, Silvie ; Hornok, S. ; Hubálek, Zdeněk ; Doležálková, Iva ; Juřicová, Zina ; Rudolf, Ivo. / Serological survey of domestic animals for tick-borne encephalitis and Bhanja viruses in northeastern Hungary. In: Veterinary Microbiology. 2009 ; Vol. 135, No. 3-4. pp. 267-271.
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