Archives of Virology

, Volume 154, Issue 5, pp 857–860

Isolation and characterization of a new mosquito flavivirus, Quang Binh virus, from Vietnam

  • Mary B. Crabtree
  • Phan T. Nga
  • Barry R. Miller
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DOI: 10.1007/s00705-009-0373-1

Cite this article as:
Crabtree, M.B., Nga, P.T. & Miller, B.R. Arch Virol (2009) 154: 857. doi:10.1007/s00705-009-0373-1

Abstract

In recent years, a number of flaviviruses that replicate only in an arthropod host have been discovered and characterized. We describe here the isolation and characterization of a new mosquito-only flavivirus in this group. The virus was isolated from Culex tritaeniorhyncus mosquitoes collected in Vietnam in 2002 and was found to be genetically different from mosquito flaviviruses described previously. We propose the isolate be named Quang Binh virus.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary B. Crabtree
    • 1
  • Phan T. Nga
    • 2
  • Barry R. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Vector-Borne Infectious DiseasesNational Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human ServicesFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.National Institute of Hygiene and EpidemiologyHanoiVietnam

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