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Species and gender of sandflies processed for phleboviruses and Leishmania Species Sandflies Pools Male Female Male Female P.
Prevalence of antibodies to phleboviruses within the sand fly fever Naples virus species in humans, Northern Greece.
The study findings also suggests that zoonotic phleboviruses genetically related to SFTSV, HRTV, and HIGV may be widely distributed in different parts of the world and that heightened international surveillance is needed to fully understand and appreciate the public health risk from these emerging viruses.
Our report shows that tickborne phleboviruses, which are closely related to SFTSV and HLV, may be more generally distributed in the midwestern United States and emphasizes the need to substantiate our serologic evidence with virus isolation and genomic characterization, which are underway.
Characterization of the Bhanja serogroup viruses (Bunya-viridae): a novel species of the genus Phlebovirus and its relationship with other emerging tick-borne phleboviruses.
Phleboviruses have been detected in Greece in clinically ill persons and in sandflies; seroprevalance in humans is high, especially in the Ionian islands (3-7).
Nested reverse transcription-PCR using degenerate primers was applied to amplify a 222-bp fragment of the large RNA segment of phleboviruses (9).
Both are phleboviruses transmitted by the bite of arthropods that could also be implied as amplifier hosts; however, because TOSV is believed not to be amplified on its mammalian hosts, it seems that the RVFV cycle includes mammals.
Studies on the antigenic relationship among phleboviruses.
Together with homologous sequences of selected phleboviruses, the 3 sequences determined in this study were used to perform genetic distance comparison and phylogenetic analysis.
A variety of primers targeting different genes were used: primers specific for TOSV in the polymerase gene (10) and primers designed in this study from the alignment of nucleoprotein sequences of selected phleboviruses (retrieved from GenBank) specific for the species Sandfly fever Naples virus (SFNV-S1 [5'-CTTYTTRTCYTCYC TRGTGAAGAA-3'], SFNV-R1 [5'-ATGATGAAGAARA TGTCAGAGAA-3'], SFNV-S2 [5'-GCRGCCATRTTKG GYTTTTCAAA-3'], SFNV-R2 [5'-CCTGGCAGRGACA CYATCAC-3']).
His research interests include arthropodbome and rodentbome viruses that cause disease in humans, with a special interest in emerging and reemerging viruses such as flaviviruses, arenaviruses, and phleboviruses.