Identification and characterization of a novel tick-borne flavivirus subtype in goats (Capra hircus) in Spain.

  title={Identification and characterization of a novel tick-borne flavivirus subtype in goats (Capra hircus) in Spain.},
  author={K. Mansfield and Ana Mar{\'i}a Balseiro Morales and N. Johnson and N. Ayll{\'o}n and U. H{\"o}fle and P. Alberdi and I. G. Fern{\'a}ndez de Mera and J. Mar{\'i}n and C. Gort{\'a}zar and J. de la Fuente and A. Fooks},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  volume={96 Pt 7},
  • K. Mansfield, Ana María Balseiro Morales, +8 authors A. Fooks
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of general virology
  • In 2011, a neurological disease was reported in a herd of goats (Capra hircus) in Asturias, Spain. Initial sequencing identified the causative agent as louping ill virus (LIV). Subsequently, with the application of whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis, empirical data demonstrates that the LIV-like virus detected is significantly divergent from LIV and Spanish sheep encephalitis virus (SSEV). This virus encoded an amino acid sequence motif at the site of a previously identified… CONTINUE READING
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