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Phylogenetic and Virulence Analysis of Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Field Isolates From Switzerland

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    0359444 - BC-A 2012 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Gaumann, R. - Růžek, Daniel - Muhlemann, K. - Strasser, M. - Beuret, C. M.
    Phylogenetic and Virulence Analysis of Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Field Isolates From Switzerland.
    Journal of Medical Virology. Roč. 83, č. 5 (2011), 853-863 ISSN 0146-6615
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GPP302/10/P438; GA MŠk(CZ) LC06009
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60220518
    Klíčová slova: molecular epidemiology * envelope protein * neuroinvasiveness/virulence * European subtype * Ixodes ricinus
    Kód oboru RIV: EE - Mikrobiologie, virologie
    Impakt faktor: 2.820, rok: 2011

    Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an endemic disease in Switzerland, with about 110-120 reported human cases each year. In this study, the complete envelope (E) protein sequences and phylogenetic classification of 72 TBE viruses found in Ixodes ricinus ticks sampled at 39 foci throughout Switzerland were analyzed. All isolates belonged to the European subtype and were highly. Sixty-four isolates were characterized in vitro with respect to their plaque phenotype. All of six virus isolates investigated in an in vivo mouse model were highly neurovirulent (100% mortality) but exhibited a relatively low level of neuroinvasiveness, with mouse survival rates ranging from 50% to 100%. Therefore, TBE viruses circulating in Switzerland belong to the European subtype and are closely related. In vitro and in vivo surrogates suggest a high proportion of isolates with a relatively low level of virulence, which is in agreement with a hypothesized high proportion of subclinical or mild TBE infections.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0197233