Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2022 , Vol 28 , Issue 1
First Detection of Tacheng Tick Virus 2 in Hard Ticks from Southeastern Kazakhstan
Yuqing JIA1, Shiyi WANG1, Meihua YANG3, Nuralieva ULZHAN4, Karlygash OMAROVA5, Zhiqiang LIU6, Oralhazi KAZKHAN7, Yuanzhi WANG1
1School of Medicine, Shihezi University, Shihezi, CHINA
2NHC Key Laboratory of Prevention and Treatment of Central Asia High Incidence Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Shihezi University, Shihezi, CHINA
3College of Agriculture, Shihezi University, Shihezi, CHINA
4Department of “Beekeeping, Poultry and Fisheries” Non-profit Joint Stock Company, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN
5Department of Production and Processing Technology of Animal Husbandry Products, S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University, Nur-Sultan, KAZAKHSTAN
6Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, CHINA
7College of Animal Science and Technology, Shihezi University, Shihezi, CHINA
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2021.26453 We aim to detect the presence of Tacheng tick virus 2 (TcTV-2) in ticks of southeastern Kazakhstan. A total of 205 ticks were collected and separated into four species, namely Hyalomma scupense, Dermacentor marginatus, Hyalomma asiaticum and Hyalomma anatolicum. The partial S segment of TcTV-2 was detected in individual RNA of separated ticks by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. 11.22% (23/205) of ticks were positive to the viral S segment. This is first report of presence of the TcTV-2 in Hy. scupense and Hy. anatolicum from Kazakhstan. This finding extends tick species and the geographic distribution of TcTV-2. Keywords : Hyalomma scupense, Hyalomma anatolicum, Kazakhstan, Tacheng tick virus 2