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Characterization of Batai virus isolated from a domestic Muscovy duck (Cairina moschate).

Zhang, Lijiao; Zhang, Qingshui; Wang, Jun; An, Na; Cao, Yanxin; Fu, Guanghua; Hu, Xueying; Huang, Yu; Su, Jingliang.
Virus Genes; 53(1): 121-125, 2017 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27734222
Batai virus (BATV) belongs to the genus Orthobunyavirus of the family Bunyaviridae. It has been isolated from mosquitos, pigs, cattle, and humans throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe, and causes clinical signs in domestic animals and humans. Here, we report the isolation of BATV from a domestic duck flock. Genome sequence analysis revealed clustering of this isolate in the Africa-Asia lineage. The virus replicated in mosquitos and vertebrate host cells, showing different phenotypic characteristics, and showed the potential to infect mice. This is the first report of BATV in domestic birds and indicates the wide circulation of BATV in China.
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