Haemaphysalis longicornis Ticks as Reservoir and Vector of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus in China
Li-Mei Luo, Li Zhao, Hong-Ling Wen, Zhen-Tang Zhang, Jian-Wei Liu, Li-Zhu Fang, Zai-Feng Xue, Dong-Qiang Ma, Xiao-Shuang Zhang, Shu-Jun Ding, Xiao-Ying Lei, and Xue-Jie Yu
Author affiliations: Shandong University, Jinan, China (L.-M. Luo, L. Zhao, H.-L. Wen, J.-W. Liu, L.-Z. Fang, X.-S. Zhang, X.-Y. Lei, X.-j. Yu); Huangdao District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Qingdao City, China (Z.-T. Zhang, Z.-F. Xue, D.-Q. Ma); Shandong Province Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Jinan (S.-J. Ding); University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA (X.-j. Yu)
Figure 1. Phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene of ticks collected during June–July 2014 from Jiaonan County, Shandong Province, China. The results showed that the larval, nymphal, and adult ticks (indicated by black dots) were all Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks. Scale bar represents nucleotide substitutions per site.
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