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A virus of the Uukuniemi serogroup was isolated from various organs of a moribund kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) and from ticks (Ixodes uriae) that were feeding on the bird. The kittiwake was found on Marsden beach, north-east England. This is the first virus in the family Bunyaviridae to have been isolated in England and only the second English arthropod-borne virus after louping ill virus, family Togaviridae (Smith & Varma, 1981). The possibility of infection of humans by uukuviruses is discussed.

Original publication




Journal article


J Hyg (Lond)

Publication Date





313 - 316


Animals, Birds, Bunyaviridae, Chick Embryo, England, Humans, Kidney, Mice, Ticks, Xenopus