colorado tick fever

Summary

Summary: A febrile illness characterized by chills, aches, vomiting, leukopenia, and sometimes encephalitis. It is caused by the COLORADO TICK FEVER VIRUS, a reovirus transmitted by the tick Dermacentor andersoni.

Top Publications

  1. Mohd Jaafar F, Attoui H, Gallian P, Biagini P, Cantaloube J, de Micco P, et al. Recombinant VP7-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of immunoglobulin G antibodies to Colorado tick fever virus. J Clin Microbiol. 2003;41:2102-5 pubmed
    VP6, VP7, VP9, VP10, VP11, and VP12 of Colorado tick fever virus (CTF virus), a virus member of the genus Coltivirus, family Reoviridae, were expressed in bacteria with the pGEX-4T-2 vector...
  2. Romero J, Simonsen K. Powassan encephalitis and Colorado tick fever. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2008;22:545-59, x pubmed publisher
    ..Powassan encephalitis, a rare cause of central nervous system infection caused by the Powassan virus, and Colorado tick fever, an acute febrile illness caused by the Colorado tick fever virus common to the Rocky Mountain region of ..
  3. Attoui H, Billoir F, Bruey J, De Micco P, De Lamballerie X. Serologic and molecular diagnosis of Colorado tick fever viral infections. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1998;59:763-8 pubmed
    ..We also discuss some improvements of previous ELISAs, and the results obtained with paired sera from Colorado tick fever (CTF) virus-infected individuals...
  4. Fujita R, Ejiri H, Lim C, Noda S, Yamauchi T, Watanabe M, et al. Isolation and characterization of Tarumizu tick virus: A new coltivirus from Haemaphysalis flava ticks in Japan. Virus Res. 2017;242:131-140 pubmed publisher
    ..12 segments of TarTV appeared to encode putative orthologs or functional equivalents of viral proteins of Colorado tick fever virus (CTFV) and Eyach virus, suggesting that TarTV is the third member of the genus Coltivirus in the ..
  5. Weiss S, Dabrowski P, Kurth A, Leendertz S, Leendertz F. A novel Coltivirus-related virus isolated from free-tailed bats from Côte d'Ivoire is able to infect human cells in vitro. Virol J. 2017;14:181 pubmed publisher
    ..The virus showed closest relationship with two human pathogenic viruses, Colorado tick fever virus and Eyach virus, and was able to infect various human cell lines in vitro...
  6. Myers S, Sexton D. Dermatologic manifestations of arthropod-borne diseases. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1994;8:689-712 pubmed
    ..fever, murine and sylvatic typhus, rickettsialpox, ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, tick-borne relapsing fever, Colorado tick fever, and tularemia...
  7. McLean R, Carey A, Kirk L, Francy D. Ecology of porcupines (Erethizon dorsatum) and Colorado tick fever virus in Rocky Mountain National Park, 1975-1977. J Med Entomol. 1993;30:236-8 pubmed
    The involvement of porcupines, Erethizon dorsatum (L.), in the ecology of Colorado tick fever (CTF) virus in Rocky Mountain National Park was investigated from 1975 to 1977...
  8. Friedman A. Hematologic manifestations of viral infections. Pediatr Ann. 1996;25:555-60 pubmed
  9. Johnson A, Karabatsos N, Lanciotti R. Detection of Colorado tick fever virus by using reverse transcriptase PCR and application of the technique in laboratory diagnosis. J Clin Microbiol. 1997;35:1203-8 pubmed
    b>Colorado tick fever (CTF) virus elicits an acute illness in humans, producing nonspecific flu-like symptoms and a biphasic fever in approximately 50% of patients...

More Information

Publications25

  1. Brown S, Miller B, McLean R, Knudson D. Co-circulation of multiple Colorado tick fever virus genotypes. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1989;40:94-101 pubmed
    b>Colorado tick fever (CTF) virus, family Reoviridae, genus Orbivirus, contains 12 genes distinguishable by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE). Multiple genotypes of CTF virus were isolated at 3 field sites in Colorado in 1985...
  2. McLean R, Shriner R, Pokorny K, Bowen G. The ecology of Colorado tick fever in Rocky Mountain National Park in 1974. III. Habitats supporting the virus. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1989;40:86-93 pubmed
    ..conducted in 1974 in order to identify the specific habitats within the Lower Montane Forest that support Colorado tick fever (CTF) virus...
  3. Zaidi S, Singer C. Gastrointestinal and hepatic manifestations of tickborne diseases in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2002;34:1206-12 pubmed
    ..If detected early, many of these potentially serious illnesses can be easily and effectively treated, thereby avoiding serious morbidity and even death...
  4. Attoui H, Mohd Jaafar F, Biagini P, Cantaloube J, De Micco P, Murphy F, et al. Genus Coltivirus (family Reoviridae): genomic and morphologic characterization of Old World and New World viruses. Arch Virol. 2002;147:533-61 pubmed
    ..Eyach (EYA) virus (genus Coltivirus, family Reoviridae) and a comparative analysis with the American Colorado tick fever (CTF) virus (the type species of the genus)...
  5. Lambert A, Kosoy O, Velez J, Russell B, Lanciotti R. Detection of Colorado Tick Fever viral RNA in acute human serum samples by a quantitative real-time RT-PCR assay. J Virol Methods. 2007;140:43-8 pubmed
    A quantitative real-time RT-PCR assay for the detection of Colorado Tick Fever (CTF) viral RNA in human clinical samples is presented...
  6. Günther G, Haglund M. Tick-borne encephalopathies : epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. CNS Drugs. 2005;19:1009-32 pubmed
    ..Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) and Colorado tick fever (CTF), less common tick-borne diseases associated with encephalopathy, are also discussed...
  7. Sathiamoorthi S, Smith W. The eye and tick-borne disease in the United States. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2016;27:530-537 pubmed
    ..is rare in babesiosis, tick-borne relapsing fever, Powassan encephalitis, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and Colorado tick fever.There are clear guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease; however, confusion and ..
  8. Brackney M, Marfin A, Staples J, Stallones L, Keefe T, Black W, et al. Epidemiology of Colorado tick fever in Montana, Utah, and Wyoming, 1995-2003. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2010;10:381-5 pubmed publisher
    b>Colorado tick fever (CTF) is a biphasic, febrile illness caused by a Coltivirus and transmitted by the Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni, in the western United States and Canada...
  9. Alciati S, Belligni E, Del Colle S, Pugliese A. Human infections tick-transmitted. Panminerva Med. 2001;43:295-304 pubmed
  10. Tsai T. Arboviral infections in the United States. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1991;5:73-102 pubmed
    ..These trends, the periodic epidemic resurgence of arboviral diseases such as St. Louis encephalitis, and the discovery of new arboviruses present a continued challenge to infectious disease clinicians...
  11. Miller D, Covell D, McLean R, Adrian W, Niezgoda M, Gustafson J, et al. Serologic survey for selected infectious disease agents in swift and kit foxes from the western United States. J Wildl Dis. 2000;36:798-805 pubmed
    ..virus, five of 117 (4%) for Jamestown Canyon virus, one of 97 (1%) for rabies virus, one of 117 (1%) for Colorado tick fever virus, and one of 117 (1%) for western equine encephalitis virus...
  12. Byrd R, Vasquez J, Roy T. Respiratory manifestations of tick-borne diseases in the Southeastern United States. South Med J. 1997;90:1-4 pubmed
    ..Pulmonary signs and symptoms may provide important differential clues to the diagnosis of tick-borne illness incurred in the southern United States...
  13. Midoneck S, Richard J, Murray H. Colorado tick fever in a resident of New York City. Arch Fam Med. 1994;3:731-2 pubmed
    ..This case of Colorado tick fever, acquired on the Utah-Colorado border and first expressed in Manhattan, serves as a useful reminder of the ..
  14. Doan Wiggins L. Tick-borne diseases. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1991;9:303-25 pubmed
    ..Early and specific therapy is a principal factor in reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases...
  15. Bartosik Psujek H, Belniak E, Mitosek Szewczyk K, Stelmasiak Z. [Neurologic problems in tick-borne diseases--clinical and diagnostic aspects]. Przegl Epidemiol. 2002;56 Suppl 1:30-7 pubmed
    ..Simultaneously there are discussed current diagnostic rules of the diseases, mainly on the basis of serologic investigation...
  16. Klasco R. Colorado tick fever. Med Clin North Am. 2002;86:435-40, ix pubmed
    b>Colorado tick fever, also known as mountain fever and mountain tick fever, is a well-described, viral, tick-borne disease common to the Rocky Mountain region of the United States and Canada...