Houssam Attoui, Maria Rosario Mendez-lopez, Shujing Rao, Ana Hurtado-Alendes, Frank Lizaraso-Caparo, Fauziah Mohd Jaafar, Alan R. Samuel, Mourad Belhouchet, Lindsay I. Pritchard, Lorna Melville, Richard P. Weir, Alex D. Hyatt, Steven S. Davis, Ross Lunt et al.
Abstract:During 1997, two new viruses were isolated from outbreaks of disease that occurred in horses, donkeys, cattle and sheep in Peru. Genome characterization showed that the virus isolated from horses (with neurological disorders, 78% fatality) belongs to a new species the Peruvian horse sickness virus (PHSV), within the genus Orbivirus, family Reoviridae. This represents the first isolation of PHSV, which was subsequently also isolated during 1999, from diseased horses in the Northern Territory of Australia (Elsey…
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