A new genetic variant of La Crosse virus (bunyaviridae) isolated from New England.

  title={A new genetic variant of La Crosse virus (bunyaviridae) isolated from New England.},
  author={Philip M Armstrong and Theodore G. Andreadis},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={75 3},
La Crosse virus (LACV) is found primarily in the Midwestern and Appalachian regions of the United States where it is a leading cause of mosquito-borne encephalitis in children. To determine whether the distribution of this virus extends further east into New England, we analyzed a bunyavirus that was isolated from a pool of eastern tree-hole mosquitoes, Ochlerotatus triseriatus (= Aedes triseriatus), collected from Fairfield, Connecticut (CT) in 2005. Nucleotide and encoded amino acid sequences… CONTINUE READING


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