Sindbis virus


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Sind·bis vi·rus

the type species of the genus Alphavirus, in the family Togaviridae, usually transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Culex; and causative agent of Sindbis fever.
[village in Egypt where first isolated]

Sind·bis vi·rus

(sind'bis vī'rŭs)
The type species of the genus Alphavirus, usually transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Culex, and causative agent of Sindbis fever.
[village in Egypt where first isolated]

Sindbis virus

An Alphavirus typically found in South Africa or Oceania that is disseminated to humans by mosquitoes of the genus Culex. It can cause a transient febrile illness accompanied by a diffuse maculopapular rash and muscle and joint pains.
See also: virus

Sindbis,

village in Egypt where the fever was first observed in the 1950's.
Sindbis fever - a febrile illness of humans in Africa, Australia, and other countries, caused by the Sindbis virus, and characterized by arthralgia, rash, and malaise.
Sindbis virus - the type species of the genus Alphavirus, in the family Togaviridae.
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Sindbis virus isolations from Saudi Arabian mosquitoes.
Hemagglutination-inhibiting antibodies to Sindbis virus in the population of the southeast region of Turkey.
One year ago, the researchers reported that the Sindbis virus could target cancerous hamster-kidney cells that had been implanted under the skin of mice.
However, the Sindbis virus failed to infect the salivary glands of A.
In our study participants identified by serology, both RT-PCR and culture were more sensitive than what others have found for Sindbis virus infection, for which 1 study found sensitivities of 7% and 1%, respectively (15).
Non-pathogenic Sindbis virus causes hemorrhagic fever in the absence of alpha/beta and gamma interferons.
Sindbis virus (SINV), a mosquito-borne virus that causes rash and arthritis, has been causing outbreaks in humans every seventh year in northern Europe.
Cross-reactivity was excluded by testing DNA or RNA from cultures or high-titered clinical samples containing Dugbe virus, Rift Valley fever virus, Sudan Ebolavirus Gulu, Lassa virus AV, yellow fever virus, dengue virus types 1-4, Japanese encephalitis virus, West Nile virus Uganda, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Sindbis virus, Ross River virus, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis C virus, human cytomegalovirus, monkeypox virus, poliomyelitis virus types 1-3, rabies virus RSDD Bacillus anthracis, Leptospira interrogans, Listeria monocytogenes, Neisseria meningitidis, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsia prowazekii, R.
However, Ross River virus, Getah virus, Sindbis virus, and Bebaru virus have been reported to circulate in countries that border Thailand (1).
Cytokine expression in the skin of mice infected with Sindbis virus differs after injection with mosquito salivary gland extracts than after injection with virus alone (22).
While other arboviruses, such as West Nile virus, Sindbis virus, Tahyna virus, and Louping iii virus, apparently circulate in the United Kingdom, they do not appear to present an imminent threat to humans or animals.

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