Seroprevalence of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus in Hedgehog from China

Yue Sun, Miao Miao Liu, Li Mei Luo, Li Zhao, Hong Ling Wen, Zhen Tang Zhang, Jian Wei Liu, Zai Feng Xue, Dong Qiang Ma, Shu Jun Ding, Xiao Ying Lei, Xue Jie Yu

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Abstract

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, an emerging hemorrhagic fever, is caused by severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV), a tick-borne bunyavirus. Information regarding SFTSV animal hosts is very limited. In this study, we showed that 64% (9/14) of hedgehogs in Shandong Province, China were seropositive to SFTSV antibody, suggesting that hedgehog could be a vertebrate parasitifer for SFTSV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
JournalVector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Bunyavirus
  • hedgehog
  • seroprevalence
  • SFTSV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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Sun, Y., Liu, M. M., Luo, L. M., Zhao, L., Wen, H. L., Zhang, Z. T., Liu, J. W., Xue, Z. F., Ma, D. Q., Ding, S. J., Lei, X. Y., & Yu, X. J. (2017). Seroprevalence of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus in Hedgehog from China. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 17(5), 347-350. https://doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2016.2019