High Prevalence of a Newly Discovered Wutai Mosquito Phasivirus in Mosquitoes from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
AbstractMany RNA viruses have recently emerged, threatening humans and causing harm to animals and plants. Bunyaviruses represent one of the largest groups of RNA viruses and are able to infect a wide range of hosts (invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants). Recently, new insect-specific viruses have been isolated from mosquitoes and phlebotomine sandflies worldwide. Little is known regarding the impact of these viruses on the vector life cycles and the stages of oviposition, breeding, blood feeding, and the mosquito’s lifespan. This study describes, for the first time in South America, the detection and characterization of a recently discovered bunyavirus corresponding to the Wutai mosquito phasivirus, confirming its high prevalence in the Culex spp. and Aedes spp. mosquitoes collected in the urban environment of Rio de Janeiro city, Brazil. The knowledge of the mosquito’s insect-specific virus infection can improve virus evolution studies and may contribute to the understanding of intrinsic factors that influence vector competence to transmit pathogenic viruses. View Full-Text
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Ribeiro, M.S.; Ayllón, T.; Malirat, V.; Câmara, D.C.P.; Giordano Dias, C.M.; Louzada, G.; Fernandes-Ferreira, D.; Medronho, R.A.; Campos Acevedo, R. High Prevalence of a Newly Discovered Wutai Mosquito Phasivirus in Mosquitoes from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Insects 2019, 10, 135.
Ribeiro MS, Ayllón T, Malirat V, Câmara DCP, Giordano Dias CM, Louzada G, Fernandes-Ferreira D, Medronho RA, Campos Acevedo R. High Prevalence of a Newly Discovered Wutai Mosquito Phasivirus in Mosquitoes from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Insects. 2019; 10(5):135.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ribeiro, Mário S.; Ayllón, Tania; Malirat, Viviana; Câmara, Daniel C.P.; Giordano Dias, Cristina M.; Louzada, Guilherme; Fernandes-Ferreira, Davis; Medronho, Roberto A.; Campos Acevedo, Renata. 2019. "High Prevalence of a Newly Discovered Wutai Mosquito Phasivirus in Mosquitoes from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil." Insects 10, no. 5: 135.
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