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Characterization of Three Novel Viruses from the Families Nyamiviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, and Peribunyaviridae, Isolated from Dead Birds Collected during West Nile Virus Surveillance in Harris County, Texas

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School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
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Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
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Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
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Center for Tropical Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
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Institute for Human Infection and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
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World Reference Center for Emerging Viruses and Arboviruses, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
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Mosquito and Vector Control Division, Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services, 3330 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX 77021, USA
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Center for Technological Innovation, Evandro Chagas Institute, Ananindeua, Para 67030-000, Brazil
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Virology Research Center, Ribeirao Preto School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo 14025-000, Brazil
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Program for Study and Control of Tropical Diseases (PECET), University of Antioquia and National University of Colombia, Medellin, Colombia
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
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Viruses 2019, 11(10), 927; https://doi.org/10.3390/v11100927
Received: 13 September 2019 / Revised: 8 October 2019 / Accepted: 8 October 2019 / Published: 10 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Animal Viruses)
This report describes and characterizes three novel RNA viruses isolated from dead birds collected during West Nile virus surveillance in Harris County, TX, USA (the Houston metropolitan area). The novel viruses are identified as members of the families Nyamaviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, and Peribunyaviridae and have been designated as San Jacinto virus, Mason Creek virus, and Buffalo Bayou virus, respectively. Their potential public health and/or veterinary importance are still unknown. View Full-Text
Keywords: arboviruses; Nyamiviridae; Orthomyxoviridae; Peribunyaviridae; avian viruses arboviruses; Nyamiviridae; Orthomyxoviridae; Peribunyaviridae; avian viruses
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Walker, P.J.; Tesh, R.B.; Guzman, H.; Popov, V.L.; Travassos da Rosa, A.P.; Reyna, M.; Nunes, M.R.; de Souza, W.M.; Contreras-Gutierrez, M.A.; Patroca, S.; Vela, J.; Salvato, V.; Bueno, R.; Widen, S.G.; Wood, T.G.; Vasilakis, N. Characterization of Three Novel Viruses from the Families Nyamiviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, and Peribunyaviridae, Isolated from Dead Birds Collected during West Nile Virus Surveillance in Harris County, Texas. Viruses 2019, 11, 927.

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