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dc.contributor.authorDobly, Alexandre-
dc.contributor.authorYzoard, Chloe-
dc.contributor.authorCochez, Christel-
dc.contributor.authorDucoffre, Genevieve-
dc.contributor.authorAERTS, Marc-
dc.contributor.authorRoels, Stefan-
dc.contributor.authorHeyman, Paul-
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T10:10:01Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-04T10:10:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationJOURNAL OF VECTOR ECOLOGY, 37 (2), p. 276-283-
dc.identifier.issn1081-1710-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1942/14504-
dc.description.abstractThe transmission of pathogens to susceptible hosts is dependent on the vector population dynamics. In Europe, bank voles (Myodes glareolus) carry Puumala hantavirus, which causes nephropathia epidemica (NE) in humans. Fluctuations in bank vole populations and epidemics in humans are correlated but the main factors influencing this relationship remain unclear. In Belgium, more NE cases are reported in spring than in autumn. There is also a higher incidence of human infections during years of large vole populations. This study aimed to better understand the link between virus prevalence in the vector, vole demography, habitat quality, and human infections. Three rodent populations in different habitats bordering Brussels city, Belgium, were studied for two years. The seroprevalence in voles was influenced first by season (higher in spring), then by vole density, vole weight (a proxy for age), and capture site but not by year or sex. Moreover, voles with large maximal distance between two captures had a high probability for Puumala seropositivity. Additionally, the local vole density showed similar temporal variations as the number of NE cases in Belgium. These results showed that, while season was the main factor influencing vole seroprevalence, it was not sufficient to explain human risks. Indeed, vole density and weight, as well as the local habitat, were essential to understanding the interactions in these host-pathogen dynamics. This can, in turn, be of importance for assessing the human risks.-
dc.description.sponsorshipWe are grateful to the members of the Unit of Social Ecology in the Universite Libre de Bruxelles for their support. Thanks are also due to the field assistants for their help in capturing rodents. We would like to thank Dr. S. Godefroid for her help with the botanical information. We are grateful to Sara Van der Heyden for her suggestions. We also thank two anonymous referees for their important remarks. This research was supported by the Institute for the encouragement of Scientific Research and Innovation of Brussels (ISRIB) and the Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (VAR).-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherSOC VECTOR ECOLOGY-
dc.subject.otherMulti-annual cycles; density-dependence; epidemiology; hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome; Arvicolinae-
dc.subject.otherEntomology; multi-annual cycles; density-dependence; epidemiology; hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome; arvicolinae-
dc.titleSpatiotemporal dynamics of Puumala hantavirus in suburban reservoir rodent populations-
dc.typeJournal Contribution-
dc.identifier.epage283-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage276-
dc.identifier.volume37-
local.format.pages8-
local.bibliographicCitation.jcatA1-
dc.description.notes[Dobly, Alexandre; Roels, Stefan] Vet & Agrochem Res Ctr CODA CERVA, B-1180 Brussels, Belgium. [Dobly, Alexandre; Yzoard, Chloe] Univ Libre Brussels, Unit Social Ecol, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. [Cochez, Christel; Heyman, Paul] Queen Astrid Mil Hosp, Reference Lab Vector Borne Dis, B-1120 Brussels, Belgium. [Ducoffre, Genevieve] Sci Inst Publ Hlth, Epidemiol Sect, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. [Aerts, Marc] Hasselt Univ, Interuniv Inst Biostat & Stat Bioinformat, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Aerts, Marc] Katholieke Univ Leuven, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. alexandre.dobly@coda-cerva.be-
local.publisher.placeCORONA-
local.type.refereedRefereed-
local.type.specifiedArticle-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1948-7134.2012.00228.x-
dc.identifier.isi000311604600004-
item.fulltextWith Fulltext-
item.validationecoom 2013-
item.contributorCochez, Christel-
item.contributorDobly, Alexandre-
item.contributorHeyman, Paul-
item.contributorDucoffre, Genevieve-
item.contributorAERTS, Marc-
item.contributorYzoard, Chloe-
item.contributorRoels, Stefan-
item.fullcitationDobly, Alexandre; Yzoard, Chloe; Cochez, Christel; Ducoffre, Genevieve; AERTS, Marc; Roels, Stefan & Heyman, Paul (2012) Spatiotemporal dynamics of Puumala hantavirus in suburban reservoir rodent populations. In: JOURNAL OF VECTOR ECOLOGY, 37 (2), p. 276-283.-
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