Characterization of three novel viruses from the families nyamiviridae, orthomyxoviridae, and peribunyaviridae, isolated from dead birds collected during west nile virus surveillance in Harris County, Texas

Peter J. Walker, Robert B. Tesh, Hilda Guzman, Vsevolod L. Popov, Amelia P.A.Travassos Da Rosa, Martin Reyna, Marcio R.T. Nunes, William Marciel De Souza, Maria A. Contreras-Gutierrez, Sandro Patroca, Jeremy Vela, Vence Salvato, Rudy Bueno, Steven G. Widen, Thomas G. Wood, Nikos Vasilakis

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Abstract

This report describes and characterizes three novel RNA viruses isolated from dead birds collected duringWest Nile virus surveillance in Harris County, TX, USA (the Houston metropolitan area). The novel viruses are identified as members of the families Nyamaviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, and Peribunyaviridae and have been designated as San Jacinto virus, Mason Creek virus, and Buffalo Bayou virus, respectively. Their potential public health and/or veterinary importance are still unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number927
JournalViruses
Volume11
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 10 2019

Keywords

  • Arboviruses
  • Avian viruses
  • Nyamiviridae
  • Orthomyxoviridae
  • Peribunyaviridae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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    Walker, P. J., Tesh, R. B., Guzman, H., Popov, V. L., Da Rosa, A. P. A. T., Reyna, M., Nunes, M. R. T., De Souza, W. M., Contreras-Gutierrez, M. A., Patroca, S., Vela, J., Salvato, V., Bueno, R., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., & Vasilakis, N. (2019). Characterization of three novel viruses from the families nyamiviridae, orthomyxoviridae, and peribunyaviridae, isolated from dead birds collected during west nile virus surveillance in Harris County, Texas. Viruses, 11(10), [927]. https://doi.org/10.3390/v11100927