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Volume 24, Number 5—May 2018

Alkhurma Hemorrhagic Fever Virus RNA in Hyalomma rufipes Ticks Infesting Migratory Birds, Europe and Asia Minor

Tove Hoffman, Mats Lindeborg, Christos Barboutis, Kiraz Erciyas-Yavuz, Magnus Evander, Thord Fransson, Jordi Figuerola, Thomas G.T. Jaenson, Yosef Kiat, Per-Eric Lindgren, Åke Lundkvist, Nahla Mohamed, Sara Moutailler, Fredrik Nyström, Björn Olsen, and Erik SalaneckComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (T. Hoffman, M. Lindeborg, T.G.T. Jaenson, Å. Lundkvist, B. Olsen, E. Salaneck); Hellenic Ornithological Society/Birdlife, Athens, Greece (C. Barboutis); Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey (K. Erciyas-Yavuz); Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden (M. Evander, N. Mohamed); Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden (T. Fransson); Estación Biológica de Doñana, Sevilla, Spain (J. Figuerola); Ciber Epidemilogía y Salud Pública, Madrid, Spain (J. Figuerola); Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel (Y. Kiat); Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden (P.-E. Lindgren, F. Nyström); Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire de l’Alimentation, Maisons-Alfort, France (S. Moutailler)

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Characteristics of birds infested by ticks testing positive for Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever virus RNA by real-time PCR, Greece and Turkey, 2010 and 2014

Ring no. Bird species Capture date Tick species Life stage Capture site
B913855 Eastern woodchat shrike (Lanius senator niloticus) 2010 May 5 Hyalomma marginatum sensu lato (H. rufipes) Nymph Greece
A228919 Sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) 2010 May 7 H. marginatum s.l. (H. rufipes) Nymph Greece
A225683 Western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) 2010 May 9 H. marginatum s.l. (H. rufipes) Larva Greece
A225166 Sedge warbler (A. schoenobaenus) 2010 May 13 H. marginatum s.l. (H. rufipes) Nymph Greece
A225166 Sedge warbler (A. schoenobaenus) 2010 May 13 H. marginatum s.l. (H. rufipes) Nymph Greece
JB53791 Common redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) 2014 Apr 29 H. marginatum s.l. (H. rufipes) Adult Turkey

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