A small-scale survey of hantavirus in mammals from eastern Poland
PBN-AR
Instytucja
Instytut Medycyny Wsi im. Witolda Chodźki
Informacje podstawowe
Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
ISSN
1232-1966
EISSN
1898-2263
Wydawca
Institute of Rural Health
DOI
Rok publikacji
2013
Numer zeszytu
2
Strony od-do
283-286
Numer tomu
20
Identyfikator DOI
Liczba arkuszy
1.00
Słowa kluczowe
en
hantavirus
Bunyaviridae
mammal
small mammal
Microtus agrestis
Myodes glareolus
Sorex araneus
epidemiology
polymerase chain reaction
flood
Poland
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
Samples of 30 dead small mammals each were collected on area ‘A’ located in eastern Poland which is exposed to flooding by the Vistula river, and on the area ‘B’, also located in eastern Poland but not exposed to flooding. Kidneys and livers of the mammals were examined by the PCR and nested PCR methods for the presence of hantavirus RNA. Out of 7 species of small mammals examined, the presence of hantaviruses was detected in 4 of them. Hantavirus prevalence was low in Apodemus agrarius (2.6%), the most numerous mammal species, whereas in the remaining 3 positive species (Microtus agrestis, Myodes glareolus, Sorex araneus) this was 12.5–100%. The presence of hantaviruses was detected only in the animals found on area ‘A’ exposed to flooding, and their prevalence was statistically greater compared to area ‘B’ not exposed to flooding (16.7% vs. 0%, p=0.0345). The overall positivity of the examined small mammals population from the areas ‘A’ and ‘B’ was 8.3%. The sequence analysis of the samples positive for hantavirus proved that the amplified products showed 77–86% homology with the L segment sequence of hantavirus Fusong-Mf-731 isolated from Microtus fortis in China. The presented study is the first to demonstrate the occurrence of hantavirus infection in small mammals from eastern Poland, and the first to demonstrate the significant relationship between flooding and the prevalence of hantaviruses in small mammals.
Cechy publikacji
Biologia medyczna
Medycyna
Mikrobiologia
Nauki farmaceutyczne
Nauki o zdrowiu
Medical biology
Medicine
Microbiology
Pharmacy
Health sciences
discipline:Biologia
discipline:Biology
Original article
Original article presents the results of original research or experiment.
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Inne
System-identifier
PBN-R:552684