Oropuche virus: A virus present but ignored

Revista MVZ Cordoba. 2015;20(3):4675-4676

 

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Journal Title: Revista MVZ Cordoba

ISSN: 0122-0268 (Print); 1909-0544 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad de Cordoba

LCC Subject Category: Agriculture: Animal culture: Veterinary medicine

Country of publisher: Colombia

Language of fulltext: Spanish; Castilian, English

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AUTHORS

Salim Mattar V. (Universidad de Córdoba, Facultad de Medicina veterinaria y Zootecnia)
Marco González T. (Universidad de Córdoba, Facultad de Medicina veterinaria y Zootecnia)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 6 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Bunyaviruses are RNA viruses that affect animals and plants; they have five genera and four of them affect humans: Orthobunyavirus, Nairovirus, Phlebovirus and Hantavirus. All of them are Arbovirus, except Hantavirus. The Orthobunyaviruses comprise Oropouche, Tahyna, La Crosse virus, California encephalitis virus and Heartland virus recently discovered (1). Except for Heartland virus which is transmitted by ticks of the genus Amblyoma, these Phleboviruses have as vectors mosquitoes, which bite small mammals which are able to be as reservoirs amplifiers.