Isolation of oropouche virus from febrile patient, Ecuador

Emma L. Wise*, Steven Pullan, Sully Márquez, Verónica Paz, Juan D. Mosquera, Sonia Zapata, Simon K. Jackson, Gyorgy Fejer, Gabriel Trueba, Christopher H. Logue

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We report identification of an Oropouche virus strain in a febrile patient from Ecuador by using metagenomic sequencing and real-time reverse transcription PCR. Virus was isolated from patient serum by using Vero cells. Phylogenetic analysis of the whole-genome sequence showed the virus to be similar to a strain from Peru.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-937
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Ms. Wise is a PhD student registered with Plymouth University and funded by Public Health England. Her research interests are emerging viral infections and viral immunology.

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