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


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

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/vbz.2016.1979
  • Title of Journal : VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.611-618

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.