Ocozocoautla de Espinosa Virus and Hemorrhagic Fever, Mexico
Published Date:Mar 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(3):401-405.
Arenaviruses, New World
Hemorrhagic Fever, American
Molecular Sequence Data
Ocozocoautla De Espinosa Virus
Funding:AI-41435/AI/NIAID NIH HHS/United States
AI-67947/AI/NIAID NIH HHS/United States
Description:Arenavirus RNA was isolated from Mexican deer mice (Peromyscus mexicanus) captured near the site of a 1967 epidemic of hemorrhagic fever in southern Mexico. Analyses of nucleotide and amino acid sequence data indicated that the deer mice were infected with a novel Tacaribe serocomplex virus (proposed name Ocozocoautla de Espinosa virus), which is phylogenetically closely related to Tacaribe serocomplex viruses that cause hemorrhagic fever in humans in South America.
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