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West Nile Virus positive blood donation and subsequent entomological investigation, Austria, 2014

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    SYSNO ASEP0443960
    Document TypeJ - Journal Article
    R&D Document TypeJournal Article
    Subsidiary JČlánek ve WOS
    TitleWest Nile Virus positive blood donation and subsequent entomological investigation, Austria, 2014
    Author(s) Kolodziejek, J. (AT)
    Seidel, B. (AT)
    Jungbauer, C. (AT)
    Dimmel, K. (AT)
    Kolodziejek, M. (AT)
    Rudolf, Ivo (UBO-W) RID, ORCID, SAI
    Hubálek, Zdeněk (UBO-W) RID, SAI, ORCID
    Allerberger, F. (AT)
    Nowotny, N. (AT)
    Number of authors9
    Source TitlePLoS ONE - ISSN 1932-6203
    Roč. 10, č. 5 (2015), e0126381
    Number of pages14 s.
    Languageeng - English
    CountryUS - United States
    KeywordsWest Nile virus ; Austria
    Subject RIVFN - Epidemiology, Contagious Diseases ; Clinical Immunology
    Institutional supportUBO-W - RVO:68081766
    UT WOS000354542500095
    EID SCOPUS84930652234
    DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0126381
    AnnotationThe detection of West Nile virus (WNV) nucleic acid in a blood donation from Vienna, Austria, as well as in Culex pipiens pupae and egg rafts, sampled close to the donor’s residence, is reported. Complete genomic sequences of the human- and mosquito-derived viruses were established, genetically compared and phylogenetically analyzed. The viruses were not identical, but closely related to each other and to recent Czech and Italian isolates, indicating co-circulation of related WNV strains within a confined geographic area. The detection of WNV in a blood donation originating from an area with low WNV prevalence in humans (only three serologically diagnosed cases between 2008 and 2014) is surprising and emphasizes the importance of WNV nucleic acid testing of blood donations even in such areas, along with active mosquito surveillance programs.
    WorkplaceInstitute of Vertebrate Biology
    ContactHana Slabáková, slabakova@ivb.cz, Tel.: 543 422 524
    Year of Publishing2016
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