Oropouche virus


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Related to Oropouche virus: Oropouche fever, Mayaro virus

Oropouche virus

A very common orthobunyavirus—negative-sense, single-stranded RNA virus of the Bunyaviridae family, genus Orthobunyavirus—which causes Oropouche fever, an urban febrile arboviral disease widespread in South America, with > 30 epidemics reported in Brazil and other Latin American countries from 1960–2009.
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Nucleotide sequences and phylogeny of the nucleocapsid gene of Oropouche virus.
Arboviruses are highly endemic to the region, particularly Oropouche virus and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus.
Louis encephalitis virus, Rocio virus, Ilheus virus, West Nile virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, eastern equine encephalitis virus, Mayaro virus, Trocara virus, Oropouche virus, Caraparu virus, Murtucu virus, Guaroa virus, hantavirus, Machupo virus, and Tacaribe virus; after the cardiovirus isolation, EMCV antibody also was used.
To the Editor: Oropouche virus (OROV), a member of the Bunyaviridae family, Orthobunyavirus genus, Simbu serogroup, is transmitted to humans in urban areas by the biting midge Culicoides paraensis and causes epidemic acute febrile disease (1).
Serologic analysis (immunoglobulin M-ELISA) and virus isolation confirmed Oropouche virus (OROV) in both municipalities.