Trocara virus: A newly recognized Alphavirus (Togaviridae) isolated from mosquitoes in the amazon basin

A. P.A. Travassos da Rosa, M. J. Turell, D. M. Watts, A. M. Powers, P. F.C. Vasconcelos, J. W. Jones, T. A. Klein, D. J. Dohm, R. E. Shope, N. Degallier, V. L. Popov, K. L. Russell, S. C. Weaver, H. Guzman, C. Calampa, A. C. Brault, A. P. Lemon, R. B. Tesh

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Abstract

This report describes Trocara virus, a newly recognized member of the genus Alphavirus, that has been isolated from Aedes serratus mosquitoes collected at two widely separated sites in the Amazon Basin. Biological, antigenic and genetic characteristics of the new virus are given. Results of these studies indicate that Trocara virus is the first member of a newly discovered antigenic complex within the family Togaviridae genus Alphavirus. The public health and veterinary importance of Trocara virus is still unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume64
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Travassos da Rosa, A. P. A., Turell, M. J., Watts, D. M., Powers, A. M., Vasconcelos, P. F. C., Jones, J. W., Klein, T. A., Dohm, D. J., Shope, R. E., Degallier, N., Popov, V. L., Russell, K. L., Weaver, S. C., Guzman, H., Calampa, C., Brault, A. C., Lemon, A. P., & Tesh, R. B. (2001). Trocara virus: A newly recognized Alphavirus (Togaviridae) isolated from mosquitoes in the amazon basin. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 64(1-2), 93-97. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2001.64.93