Revista MVZ Cordoba (2015-09-01)

Oropuche virus: A virus present but ignored

  • Salim Mattar V.,
  • Marco González T.

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 20, no. 3
pp. 4675 – 4676


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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.