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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 2

Detection of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus in Haemaphysalis longicornis tick–infested mice*

Stage (sex)
No. mice
No. ticks/mouse
No. positive by rRT-PCR No. positive by IFA
Titer ± SE
Experimental group
Control group
Adults (female) 3 4 3 0 3 3.01 ± 0.30
Larvae 5 50 4 0 4 2.78 ± 0.15
Nymphs 5 10 4 0 4 3.16 ± 0.17
Adults (female) 5 5 4 0 4 3.09 ± 0.15
Adults (male) 5 5 3 0 3 2.81 ± 0.35

*IFA, indirect fluorescence assay; rRT-PCR, real-time reverse transcription PCR.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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