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Volume 23, Number 12—December 2017

Tick-Borne Encephalitis in Sheep, Romania

Jiri Salat, Andrei D. MihalcaComments to Author , Marian Mihaiu, David Modrý, and Daniel Ruzek
Author affiliations: Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic (J. Salat, D. Ruzek); University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (A.D. Mihalca, M. Mihaiu); Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and CEITEC VFU, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno (D. Modrý); Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic (D. Ruzek)

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Seroprevalence of tick-borne encephalitis in sheep, northwestern Romania*

County No. samples No. locations ELISA-positive samples, %† VNT-positive samples, % No. VNT-positive locations
Bihor 119 12 29.41 27.73 11
Bistrița-Năsăud 100 10 18.00 12.00 5
Cluj 100 7 67.00 11.00 5
Mureș 100 11 16.00 2.00 2
Sălaj 100 10 32.00 20.00 9
Total 519 50 32.37 15.2 32

*Testing locations were within communes subdivision of counties in Romania.
†Includes all positive and suggestive samples with antibody titer ≥25 Vienna units /mL.

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