Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus Infection in Minks in China

Gui Sheng Wang, Jin Bao Wang, Fu Lin Tian, Hua Jie Zhang, Fei Fei Yin, Cong Xu, Dong Xu, Yu Ting Huang, Xue Jie Yu

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Abstract

We analyzed the seroprevalence of tick-borne severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) in farm-raised minks using double antigen ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) kit and indicated that 8.4% (15/178) of the minks had antibodies to the nucleoprotein of SFTSV and 72.7% (8/11) of mink farms had minks positive to SFTSV. The ELISA results were further confirmed by presence of neutralization to SFTSV in the mink sera. Our results suggested that minks were widely infected with SFTSV in China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-598
Number of pages3
JournalVector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

Keywords

  • Bunyavirus
  • minks
  • SFTSV
  • thrombocytopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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    Wang, G. S., Wang, J. B., Tian, F. L., Zhang, H. J., Yin, F. F., Xu, C., Xu, D., Huang, Y. T., & Yu, X. J. (2017). Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus Infection in Minks in China. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 17(8), 596-598. https://doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2017.2115