Oropuche virus: A virus present but ignored
Revista MVZ Cordoba. 2015;20(3):4675-4676
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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Salim Mattar V.
(Universidad de Córdoba, Facultad de Medicina veterinaria y Zootecnia)
Marco González T. (Universidad de Córdoba, Facultad de Medicina veterinaria y Zootecnia)
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.