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Viruses 2014, 6(4), 1473-1482; doi:10.3390/v6041473
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Characterization of Juquitiba Virus in Oligoryzomys fornesi from Brazilian Cerrado

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Received: 15 October 2013 / Revised: 30 November 2013 / Accepted: 17 December 2013 / Published: 26 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hantaviruses)
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Abstract

The Juquitiba virus, an agent of Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome, is one of the most widely distributed hantavirus found in South America. It has been detected in Oligoryzomys nigripes, Akodon montensis, Oxymycterus judex, Akodon paranaensis in Brazil and in O. nigripes, Oryzomys sp. and Oligoryzomys fornesi rodents in Argentine, Paraguay and Uruguay. Here, we report the genomic characterization of the complete S segment from the Juquitiba strain, isolated from the lung tissues of O. fornesi, the presumed rodent reservoir of Anajatuba virus in Brazilian Amazon, captured in the Cerrado Biome, Brazil.
Keywords: Juquitiba virus; host switching; hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome; Oligoryzomys fornesi Juquitiba virus; host switching; hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome; Oligoryzomys fornesi
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Guterres, A.; de Oliveira, R.C.; Fernandes, J.; Strecht, L.; Casado, F.; Gomes de Oliveira, F.C.; D'Andrea, P.S.; Bonvicino, C.R.; Schrago, C.G.; Sampaio de Lemos, E.R. Characterization of Juquitiba Virus in Oligoryzomys fornesi from Brazilian Cerrado. Viruses 2014, 6, 1473-1482.

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