Characterization of Fitzroy River Virus and serologic evidence of human and animal infection

Johansen, Cheryl A., Williams, Simon H., Melville, Lorna F., Nicholson, Jay, Hall, Roy A., Bielefeldt-Ohmann, Helle, Prow, Natalie A., Chidlow, Glenys R., Wong, Shani, Sinha, Rohini, Williams, David T., Lipkin, W. Ian and Smith, David W. (2017) Characterization of Fitzroy River Virus and serologic evidence of human and animal infection. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23 8: 1289-1299. doi:10.3201/eid2308.161440

Author Johansen, Cheryl A.
Williams, Simon H.
Melville, Lorna F.
Nicholson, Jay
Hall, Roy A.
Bielefeldt-Ohmann, Helle
Prow, Natalie A.
Chidlow, Glenys R.
Wong, Shani
Sinha, Rohini
Williams, David T.
Lipkin, W. Ian
Smith, David W.
Title Characterization of Fitzroy River Virus and serologic evidence of human and animal infection
Journal name Emerging Infectious Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1080-6059
Publication date 2017-08-01
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3201/eid2308.161440
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 23
Issue 8
Start page 1289
End page 1299
Total pages 11
Place of publication Atlanta, GA United States
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Language eng
Subject 2713 Epidemiology
2726 Microbiology (medical)
2725 Infectious Diseases
Abstract In the state of Western Australia, Australia, active surveillance is conducted for mosquitoborne viruses of major human health significance: alphaviruses Ross River virus (RRV) and Barmah Forest virus (BFV) and flaviviruses Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVEV) and West Nile virus (subtype Kunjin virus; KUNV). These flaviviruses are endemic and epidemic to the northern and central areas of Australia, where surveillance involves year-round testing for seroconversions in sentinel chickens and virus isolation from mosquito pools collected annually. More frequent mosquito collection is prevented by the logistical difficulties of accessing remote areas. Commonly isolated arboviruses include the flaviviruses MVEV (and subtype Alfuy virus), KUNV, Kokobera virus (KOKV), and Edge Hill virus (EHV) and the alphaviruses RRV, BFV, and Sindbis virus. This system occasionally detects viruses that cannot be identified as known viruses, such as Stretch Lagoon virus, an orbivirus isolated in 2002. We describe the detection and characterization of a novel flavivirus named Fitzroy River virus (FRV), isolated from mosquitoes collected in northern Western Australia, and seroepidemiologic evidence of human or animal infection.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID AI109761
Institutional Status UQ

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