Tuesday, January 29, 2019
The salivary glands of some tick species could become important research tools for studying viruses are transmitted from ticks to mammals, and for developing preventive medical Countermeasures. Tick salivary glands usually block transmission, but a new study by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health focuses on the role of salivary glands in spreading flaviviruses from black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis ) to mammals. The new study, published in the journal mBio, advises the researchers' work published in 201
J Grabowski et al . Dissecting flavivirus biology in salivary gland cultures from fed and unfed Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick). mbio DOI: 10.1128 / mbio.02628-18 (2019) WHO:
Marshall E. Bloom, MD, chief of NIAID's Biology of Vector-Borne Viruses Section, is available to comment on this study. ] CONTACT:
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