J C Lubinga
Lubinga J, Tuppurainen E, Coetzer J, Stoltsz W, Venter E. Evidence of lumpy skin disease virus over-wintering by transstadial persistence in Amblyomma hebraeum and transovarial persistence in Rhipicephalus decoloratus ticks. Exp Appl Acarol. 2014;62:77-90 pubmed publisher
..hebraeum nymphs and R. decoloratus females after exposure to cold temperatures of 5 °C at night and 20 °C during the day for 2 months was reported. This observation suggests possible over-wintering of the virus in these tick species. ..
Lubinga J, Tuppurainen E, Stoltsz W, Ebersohn K, Coetzer J, Venter E. Detection of lumpy skin disease virus in saliva of ticks fed on lumpy skin disease virus-infected cattle. Exp Appl Acarol. 2013;61:129-38 pubmed publisher
..hebraeum and R. appendiculatus ticks. At the same time, mechanical/intrastadial and transstadial passage of the virus was demonstrated and confirmed in R. appendiculatus and A. hebraeum...
Lubinga J, Tuppurainen E, Coetzer J, Stoltsz W, Venter E. Transovarial passage and transmission of LSDV by Amblyomma hebraeum, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus and Rhipicephalus decoloratus. Exp Appl Acarol. 2014;62:67-75 pubmed publisher
..The finding of transovarial passage of LSDV in female ticks shows the potential for A. hebraeum, R. appendiculatus and R. decoloratus to be reservoir hosts for LSDV. ..