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Siberian Subtype Tickborne Encephalitis Virus, Finland

By Anu E. Jääskeläinen, Tapani Tikkakoski, Nathalie Y. Uzcátegui, Andrey N. Alekseev, Antti Vaheri and Olli Vapalahti


We isolated 11 Siberian subtype tickborne encephalitis virus (TBEV) strains from Ixodes persulcatus ticks from a TBEV-endemic focus in the Kokkola Archipelago, western Finland. Thus I. persulcatus and the Siberian TBEV are reported in a focus considerably northwest of their previously known range in eastern Europe and Siberia

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