The Seasonal Timing of Snowshoe Hare Virus Transmission on the Island of Newfoundland, Canada

TitleThe Seasonal Timing of Snowshoe Hare Virus Transmission on the Island of Newfoundland, Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsCarson PK, Holloway K, Dimitrova K, Rogers L, Chaulk AC, Lang AS, Whitney HG, Drebot MA, Chapman TW
JournalJ Med Entomol.
Volume54
Start Page712
Issue3
Date Published05/2017
Keywordschronic, hare, lyme, newfoundland, rabbit, snowshoe, symptoms, virus
Abstract

Two of these, snowshoe hare virus (SSHV) and Jamestown Canyon virus, were shown, using a combination of serology and virus isolations, to circulate on the Island of Newfoundland, Canada, in the 1980s. More recently, serological analysis demonstrated that these two viruses continue to circulate on the Island in several domesticated and wild animals. Here, we detected the seroconversion to SSHV in wild snowshoe hares and in a single sentinel rabbit.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28069630