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Volume 21, Number 10—October 2015

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 YuComments to Author 
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)

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Table 1

Rate of SFTSV infection among Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks after virus acquisition feeding and molting*

Tick stage No. SFTSV-infected ticks after acquisition feeding /no. total (%) No. ticks with transstadially or transovarially transmitted SFTSV/no. total (%)
Larval 9/50 (18.0) 14/20 (70.0)
Nymphal 10/10 (100) 2/10 (20.0)
6/13 (46.2)
7/13 (53.8)
*SFTSV, severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus.

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