Ngari virus

Ngari virus

A negative-sense, single-stranded RNA virus of the Bunyaviridae family, genus Orthobunyavirus, which receives M-segment sequences from the Batai virus, resulting in a so-called reassortment virus associated with outbreaks of haemorrhagic fever in Kenya and Somalia.
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Ngari virus is a Bunyamwera virus reassortant that can be associated with large outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever in Africa.
To the Editor: Ngari virus (NRIV) is a single-stranded RNA virus belonging to the family Bunyaviridae, genus Orthobunyavirus.
Phylogenetic analysis of complete genome sequences indicated that the virus belongs to the Ngari virus group and showed high homology to previous NRIV isolates in all 3 segments (Figure).
Ngari virus, a reassortant bunyavirus with RNA segments from both a Bunyamwera serogroup virus and an unidentified member of the genus Orthobunyavirus, has recently been associated with epidemic hemorrhagic fever in Africa (9).