Ilheus virus

Ilhé·us vi·rus

a virus of the genus Flavivirus (group B arbovirus) first isolated in Brazil, later found in Colombia, Central America, and the Caribbean; the cause of Ilhéus encephalitis and Ilhéus fever.
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ferox has been reported to harbour several arboviruses, namely Rocio (Lopes et al., 1981), West Nile virus (Kulasekera et al., 2001), eastern equine encephalitis (Cupp et al., 2004), and Ilheus virus (Turell et al., 2005), and were also shown to transmit Rocio experimentally (Mitchell et al., 1986).
Notes on the epidemiology of Ilheus virus infection in Trinidad, B.
(9) These included 44.7% positive for YFV, 36.2% positive for Ilheus Virus, and 16.7% positive for Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus.
Pode-se destacar dentre eles alguns virus de grande importancia medica, como os Yellow fever virus (YFV), Dengue virus (DENV), Ilheus virus (ILHV), Rocio virus (ROCV), Saint Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV), West Nile virus (WNV), Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), Louping ill virus (LIV) e Wesselsbron virus (WSLV) (2).
To the Editor: Ilheus virus (ILHV) was first isolated from mosquitoes of the genera Ochlerotatus and Psorophora near Ilheus, Bahia, Brazil, in 1944 (1).
serratus mosquitoes are considered a secondary vector of Ilheus virus (27).
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: Ilheus virus (ILHV) (genus Flavivirus in the Ntaya antigenic complex) is most closely related to Rocio virus.
One serum sample cross-reacted with other flaviviruses tested, with equivalent titers to WNV, Saint Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV), and Ilheus virus (ILHV) and was thus considered infected with an undetermined flavivirus.
We used a multiplex nested reverse transcription--PCR (RT-PCR) assay to identify the most common flaviviruses in Brazil (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, yellow fever virus) as well as DENV-4, Ilheus virus, Iguape virus, Rocio virus, and SLEV.
([dagger]) PRN[T.sub.90], 90% plaque reduction neutralization test; WNV, West Nile virus; SLEV, Saint Louis encephalitis virus (South American strain); ILHV, Ilheus virus; ROCV, Rocio virus; BSQV, Bussuquara virus.
Ilheus virus, a South American mosquitoborne flavivirus belonging to the Ntaya virus group (7), also naturally affects wild birds and produces plaques in primary rhesus kidney cells and various established cell lines (Vero, PS, BHK-21, and LLC-MK2), but not in avian cells (8).