Kemerovo tickborne viral fever

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Kemerovo virus
Virus classification
Group III (dsRNA)
Kemerovo virus

Kemerovo tickborne viral fever is an aparalytic febrile illness accompanied by meningism following tick-bite.[1] The causative agent is a zoonotic Orbivirus first described in 1963 in western Siberia by Mikhail Chumakov and coworkers.[2] The virus has some 23 serotypes, and can occur in coinfections with other Orbiviruses and tick-transmitted encephalitis viruses, complicating the course of illness.[3] Rodents and birds are the primary vertebrate hosts of the virus;[4] Ixodes persulcatus ticks are a vector of the virus.[5] Kemerovo and related viruses may be translocated distances in the environment by migratory birds.[6]


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  2. ^ Chumakov MP, Saramanova ES, Bychkova MV, Bannova GG, Pivanova GP, Karpovich LG, Izotov VK, Rzhakhova OE (1963). "[Identification of the virus of Kemerovo tick-borne fever. Evidence of the antigenic independence of this virus]". Vopr. Virusol. (in Russian). 29: 440–4. PMID 14071281.
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  4. ^ Mehlhorn, Heinz (2001-05-21). Encyclopedic Reference of Parasitology: Biology, Structure, Function. p. 555. ISBN 3540668195.
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  6. ^ Hoogstraal H (1972). "Birds as tick hosts and as reservoirs and disseminators of tickborne infectious agents". Wiad Parazytol. 18 (4): 703–6. PMID 4660774.