Serological surveillance for Tahyna virus (California encephalitis orthobunyavirus, Peribunyaviridae) neutralizing antibodies in wild ungulates in Austria, Hungary and Romania

J. V. Camp*, R. Haider, D. Porea, L. E. Oslobanu, P. Forgách, N. Nowotny

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Abstract

A serosurvey for Tahyna virus (TAHV), a mosquito-borne California encephalitis orthobunyavirus (Peribunyaviridae) endemic to Europe, was performed to estimate the activity of TAHV on a broad geographic scale. Sera from wild boar (Sus scrofa), roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) and red deer (Cervus elaphus) were collected from Austria, Hungary and Romania. Samples were tested for neutralizing antibodies against TAHV using a virus microneutralization assay. The results demonstrate that TAHV transmission to mammals is widespread in Europe, particularly in the wild boar population where the mean rate of seroconversion is 15.2%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-463
Number of pages5
JournalZoonoses and Public Health
Volume65
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • arbovirus
  • California encephalitis orthobunyavirus
  • serosurveillance
  • Tahyna virus
  • wild boar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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