Two new rhabdoviruses (Rhabdoviridae) isolated from birds during surveillance for arboviral encephalitis, Northeastern United States

Amelia P A Travassos Da Rosa, Thomas N. Mather, Tsutomu Takeda, Chris A. Whitehouse, Robert E. Shope, Vsevolod Popov, Hilda Guzman, Lark Coffey, Tais P. Araujo, Robert B. Tesh

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Abstract

Two novel rhabdoviruses were isolated from birds during surveillance for arboviral encephalitis in the northeastern United States. The first, designated Farmington virus, is a tentative new member of the Vesiculovirus genus. The second, designated Rhode Island virus, is unclassified antigenically, but its ultrastructure and size are more similar to those of some of the plant rhabdoviruses. Both viruses infect birds and mice, as well as monkey kidney cells in culture, but their importance for human health is unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)614-618
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume8
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2002

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Travassos Da Rosa, A. P. A., Mather, T. N., Takeda, T., Whitehouse, C. A., Shope, R. E., Popov, V., Guzman, H., Coffey, L., Araujo, T. P., & Tesh, R. B. (2002). Two new rhabdoviruses (Rhabdoviridae) isolated from birds during surveillance for arboviral encephalitis, Northeastern United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 8(6), 614-618.