Studies on Tick-Borne Encephalitis and Other Arthropod-Borne Virus Diseases
Final technical rept. Jul 1971-Jul 1972
VIENNA UNIV (AUSTRIA) HYGIENE INST
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Field studies of Tick-borne encephalitis TBE led to the detection of 6 new TBE virus TBEV foci in Austria. Tick and mammal control program appear to be effective against virus cycle in nature. Survey with sera of carnivora showed wide distribution of TBEV in Switzerland. Ten of 22 steps necessary for chemical synthesis of TBEV receptor TPI, have been completed. Clinical studies 288 cases of TBE were diagnosed. Surveys with sera of cattle and birds showed incidence of the tick-borne viruses Tribec and Uukuniemi in Austria. Survey with human and animal sera indicated activity of at least one group A virus and of TBE and West Nile viruses in Turkey. Sera from residents of Cameroon had antibodies to several group A and B arboviruses including Onyongnyong, Chikungunya, Uganda 5, Zika, Yellow Fever and Dengue 2.
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