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From: Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) prevalence in field-collected ticks (Ixodes ricinus) and phylogenetic, structural and virulence analysis in a TBE high-risk endemic area in southwestern Germany

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(Source: Google Maps, Google 2014©, Kartendaten© 2014 GeoBasis-DE/BKB; GNU Free Documentation License, version 1.2, Copyright© 2002 Free Software Foundation)

The OWH: a high risk TBE endemic area. The image at top left depicts a schematic map of Germany with the borders of the federal states traced in light blue. The OWH risk area is located in south-western Germany and belongs to the federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Hessen (bold-framed in black). The main image shows a satellite view of the OWH, the wooded area to the east of the Rhine plain. The city of Heidelberg is located at the western fringe of the risk area where the hills meet the Rhine plain

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