Zoonotic Viruses in Three Species of Voles from Poland

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Grzybek , M , Tolkacz , K , Sironen , T , Mäki , S , Alsarraf , M , Behnke-Borowczyk , J , Biernat , B , Nowicka , J , Vaheri , A , Henttonen , H , Behnke , J M & Bajer , A 2020 , ' Zoonotic Viruses in Three Species of Voles from Poland ' , Animals , vol. 10 , no. 10 , 1820 . https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10101820

Title: Zoonotic Viruses in Three Species of Voles from Poland
Author: Grzybek, Maciej; Tolkacz, Katarzyna; Sironen, Tarja; Mäki, Sanna; Alsarraf, Mohammed; Behnke-Borowczyk, Jolanta; Biernat, Beata; Nowicka, Joanna; Vaheri, Antti; Henttonen, Heikki; Behnke, Jerzy M.; Bajer, Anna
Contributor organization: Helsinki One Health (HOH)
Viral Zoonosis Research Unit
Emerging Infections Research Group
Department of Virology
University of Helsinki
Medicum
Date: 2020-10
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Animals
ISSN: 2076-2615
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10101820
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/322057
Abstract: Simple Summary Wild rodents constitute a significant threat to public health. We tested 77 voles from northeastern Poland for the presence of antibodies to hantaviruses, arenaviruses and cowpox viruses. We report 18.2% overall seroprevalence of zoonotic viruses. Our results contribute to knowledge about the role of Polish voles as possible reservoirs of viral infections. Rodents are known to be reservoir hosts for a plethora of zoonotic viruses and therefore play a significant role in the dissemination of these pathogens. We trapped three vole species (Microtus arvalis, Alexandromys oeconomus and Microtus agrestis) in northeastern Poland, all of which are widely distributed species in Europe. Using immunofluorescence assays, we assessed serum samples for the presence of antibodies to hantaviruses, arenaviruses and cowpox viruses (CPXV). We detected antibodies against CPXV and Puumala hantavirus (PUUV), the overall seroprevalence of combined viral infections being 18.2% [10.5-29.3] and mostly attributed to CPXV. We detected only one PUUV/TULV cross-reaction in Microtus arvalis (1.3% [0.1-7.9]), but found similar levels of antibodies against CPXV in all three vole species. There were no significant differences in seroprevalence of CPXV among host species and age categories, nor between the sexes. These results contribute to our understanding of the distribution and abundance of CPXV in voles in Europe, and confirm that CPXV circulates also in Microtus and Alexandromys voles in northeastern Poland.
Subject: arenavirus
hantavirus
LCMV
CPXV
PUUV
TULV
microtus
Alexandromys
vole
seroprevalence
Poland
LAKE DISTRICT REGION
COMPONENT COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
HANTAVIRUS INFECTIONS
PUUMALA-HANTAVIRUS
CLETHRIONOMYS-GLAREOLUS
SEROLOGICAL SURVEY
RODENT RESERVOIRS
MYODES-GLAREOLUS
WILD RODENTS
HOSTS
413 Veterinary science
11832 Microbiology and virology
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
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