tunis virus: a new phlebovirus from argas reflexus hermanni ticks in tunisia.a new phlebovirus provisionally named tunis virus has been isolated from argas reflexus hermanni ticks parasitizing domestic pigeons. it is the first isolation of an arbovirus from tunisia and the fourth tick-borne virus to be isolated from the moghreb following soldado, essaouira and kala iris in morocco. the pathogenic potential of this virus is briefly discussed according to the behaviour of its vector and previous serosurveys in the country.19947726003
[tick-transmitted arbovirus in maghreb].the problem of arbovirus infections in maghreb has been relatively neglected in the pst in spite of a rich diversity of biotopes, the presence of potential reservoirs and vectors, and their position on the flight path of the palearctic-african bird migration systems, western branch. moreover, west nile virus has been isolated from southern algeria since 1968. from 1979 to 1989, ticks were collected from wild birds, pigeons, bats, rodents, poultry, camels, wild boars, domestic mammals and man, an ...19958555772
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