Author(s): Charrel RN, Fagbo S, Moureau G, Alqahtani MH, Temmam S,
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Abstract Evidence for the tickborne nature of Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever virus (AHFV) is indirect because AHFV has not been detected in arthropods. One Ornithodoros savignyi tick from Saudi Arabia contained AHFV RNA. This is the first direct evidence that AHFV is a tickborne flavivirus and confirms the association between human AHFV cases and tickbite history.
This article was published in Emerg Infect Dis
and referenced in Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense