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Biogeography of tick-borne Bhanja virus (Bunyaviridae) in Europe

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    0338752 - UBO-W 2010 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Hubálek, Zdeněk
    Biogeography of tick-borne Bhanja virus (Bunyaviridae) in Europe.
    Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases. Roč. 2009, č. 372691 (2009), s. 1-11. ISSN 1687-708X
    GRANT EU: European Commission(XE) 10284 - EDEN
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60930519
    Klíčová slova: Bhanja virus * biogeography * arboviruses
    Kód oboru RIV: EE - Mikrobiologie, virologie

    This generally neglected arbovirus (BHAV), pathogenic for ruminants and humans, is transmitted by metastriate ticks of the genera Haemaphysalis, Dermacentor, Hyalomma, Rhipicephalus, Boophilus and Amblyomma. Its geographic range covers south and central Asia, Africa, and southern (partially also central) Europe. Comparative biogeographic study of eight known natural foci of BHAV infections in Europe (Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia) has revealed their common features: (1) submediterranean climatic pattern (or microclimatically similar limestone karst areas in central Europe), (2) xerothermic woodland-grassland ecosystem with pastoral areas, (3) presence of at least one of the tick species Haemaphysalis punctata, Dermacentor marginatus, Rhipicephalus bursa, Hyalomma marginatum, and (4) presence of ≥60% of the 180 BHAV bioindicator (157 plant, 4 tick, 19 vertebrate) species. On that basis, additional European regions were predicted where BHAV might occur.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0182444