Isolation of a novel species of flavivirus and a new strain of Culex flavivirus (Flaviviridae) from a natural mosquito population in Uganda

@article{Cook2009IsolationOA,
  title={Isolation of a novel species of flavivirus and a new strain of Culex flavivirus (Flaviviridae) from a natural mosquito population in Uganda},
  author={Shelley Cook and Gr{\'e}gory Moureau and R E Harbach and Louis G. Mukwaya and Kim F. M. Goodger and Fred Ssenfuka and Ernest Andrew Gould and Edward C. Holmes and Xavier de Lamballerie},
  journal={The Journal of General Virology},
  year={2009},
  volume={90},
  pages={2669 - 2678}
}
The genus Flavivirus, which contains approximately 70 single-stranded, positive-sense RNA viruses, represents a unique model for studying the evolution of vector-borne disease, as it includes viruses that are mosquito-borne, tick-borne or have no known vector. Both theoretical work and field studies suggest the existence of a large number of undiscovered flaviviruses. Recently, the first isolation of cell fusing agent virus (CFAV) was reported from a natural mosquito population in Puerto Rico… Expand
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