Canine Infections and Partial S Segment Sequence Analysis of Toscana Virus in Turkey


DİNÇER E., Karapinar Z., ÖKTEM M., Ozbaba M., ÖZKUL A., ERGÜNAY K.

VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES, vol.16, no.9, pp.611-618, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/vbz.2016.1979
  • Journal Name: VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.611-618
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Toscana virus (TOSV) is a sandfly-borne bunyavirus with a significant public health impact. Preliminary studies have revealed TOSV exposure in dogs and they were suggested as potential reservoirs. This study was performed to characterize canine TOSV infections in an endemic region. Sequencing of TOSV small (S) segment in several previously identified specimens was also undertaken to reveal viral genealogy.