Dobrava-Belgrade Virus in Apodemus flavicollis and A. uralensis Mice, Turkey

ÖKTEM İ. M. A., Uyar Y., Dincer E., Gozalan A., Schlegel M., Babur C., ...More

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.20, no.1, pp.121-125, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3201/eid2001.121024
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-125
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


In 2009, human Dobrava-Belgrade virus (DOBV) infections were reported on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. Serologic and molecular studies of potential rodent reservoirs demonstrated DOBV infections in Apodemus flavicollis and A. uralensis mice. Phylogenetic analysis of DOBV strains showed their similarity to A. flavicollis mice borne DOBV in Greece, Slovenia, and Slovakia.