Dicipivirus (family Picornaviridae) in wild Northern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinaceus roumanicus)

  title={Dicipivirus (family Picornaviridae) in wild Northern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinaceus roumanicus)},
  author={G{\'a}bor Reuter and {\'A}kos Boros and G{\'a}bor F{\"o}ldv{\'a}ri and S{\'a}ndor Szekeres and R{\'o}bert M{\'a}tics and Beatrix Kapusinszky and Eric L. Delwart and P{\'e}ter Pankovics},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  pages={175 - 181}
Using random amplification and high-throughput sequencing technology a novel picornavirus with dicistronic genome organization and genetically related to canine picodicistrovirus (genus Dicipivirus, family Picornaviridae) was identified and characterized in Northern white-breasted hedgehogs. Hedgehog dicipivirus (hedgehog/H14/2015/HUN, MF188967) was detected in 15 (75%) of 20 faecal specimens by RT-PCR with high viral loads (up to 8.2x108 genomic copies/ml faeces). Hedgehog dicipivirus RNA was… 

A novel passerivirus (family Picornaviridae) in an outbreak of enteritis with high mortality in estrildid finches (Uraeginthus sp.)

The presence of extra-intestinal virus suggests a generalized infection in this fatal disease, for which the passerivirus might be a causative agent.