Isolation of madre de dios virus (orthobunyavirus; Bunyaviridae), an oropouche virus Species Reassortant, from a Monkey in Venezuela

Juan Carlos Navarro, Dileyvic Giambalvo, Rosa Hernandez, Albert J. Auguste, Robert B. Tesh, Scott C. Weaver, Humberto Montañez, Jonathan Liria, Anderson Lima, Jorge Fernando Soares Travassos Da Rosa, Sandro P. Da Silva, Janaina M. Vasconcelos, Rodrigo Oliveira, João L.S.G. Vianez, Marcio R.T. Nunes

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Abstract

Oropouche virus (OROV), genus Orthobunyavirus, family Bunyaviridae, is an important cause of human illness in tropical South America. Herein, we report the isolation, complete genome sequence, genetic characterization, and phylogenetic analysis of an OROV species reassortant, Madre de Dios virus (MDDV), obtained from a sick monkey (Cebus olivaceus Schomburgk) collected in a forest near Atapirire, a small rural village located in Anzoategui State, Venezuela. MDDV is one of a growing number of naturally occurring OROV species reassortants isolated in South America and was known previously only from southern Peru.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-338
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume95
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Navarro, J. C., Giambalvo, D., Hernandez, R., Auguste, A. J., Tesh, R. B., Weaver, S. C., Montañez, H., Liria, J., Lima, A., Da Rosa, J. F. S. T., Da Silva, S. P., Vasconcelos, J. M., Oliveira, R., Vianez, J. L. S. G., & Nunes, M. R. T. (2016). Isolation of madre de dios virus (orthobunyavirus; Bunyaviridae), an oropouche virus Species Reassortant, from a Monkey in Venezuela. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 95(2), 328-338. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.15-0679