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Volume 24, Number 5—May 2018

Transmission of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus by Haemaphysalis longicornis Ticks, China

Lu Zhuang1, Yi Sun1, Xiao-Ming Cui1, Fang Tang, Jian-Gong Hu, Li-Yuan Wang, Ning Cui, Zhen-Dong Yang, Dou-Dou Huang, Xiao-Ai Zhang, Wei LiuComments to Author , and Wu-Chun CaoComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Affiliated Bayi Children’s Hospital, PLA Army General Hospital, Beijing, China (L. Zhuang); Beijing Key Laboratory of Pediatric Organ Failure, Beijing (L. Zhuang); Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing (L. Zhuang, Y. Sun, X.-M. Cui, J.-G. Hu, L.-Y. Wang, D.-D. Huang, X.-A. Zhang, W. Liu, W.-C. Cao); Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Chinese People’s Armed Police Forces, Beijing (F. Tang); The 154 Hospital, People’s Liberation Army, Xinyang, China (N. Cui, Z.-D. Yang)

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Table 1

Detection of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus RNA in experimental and control Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks

No. tested % Positive ± SE No. tested % Positive
Mother tick carcasses 5 100 5 0
Egg pool* 15 100 15 0
Larvae pool† 25 80.0 ± 1.7 25 0
Engorged larvae pool‡ 25 100 25 0
Nymph pool§ 25 92.0 ± 1.4 25 0
Engorged nymph 25 100 25 0
Male adult 25 36.0 ± 5.4 25 0
Female adult 25 44.0 ± 2.9 25 0
Female hemolymph pool¶ 3 66.7 ± 9.4 4 0
Female saliva pool# 4 75.0 ± 14.4 4 0
Male hemolymph pool¶
33.3 ± 9.4

*Eggs were tested in pools of 60.
†Larvae were tested in pools of 50.
‡Engorged larvae were tested in pools of 5.
§Nymphs were tested in pools of 5.
¶Hemolymph collected from 5 ticks was pooled as 1 sample.
#Saliva collected from 5 ticks was pooled as 1 sample.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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