Author(s): Ergunay K, Ismayilova V, Colpak IA, Kansu T, Us D
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Abstract We present a case of viral encephalitis due to Sandfly Fever Turkey Virus (SFTV), a novel phlebovirus genetically related to but distinct from Sandfly Fever Sicilian Virus (SFSV), recently identified in a 63-year-old female, via consensus PCR and sequencing. SFTV was initially characterized in 2010 in samples from outbreaks of febrile diseases occurred during 2007-2008 and to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an SFTV-related central nervous system (CNS) infection. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
This article was published in J Clin Virol
and referenced in Virology & Mycology