Xapuri virus, a novel mammarenavirus: Natural reassortment and increased diversity between New World viruses

Jorlan Fernandes*, Alexandro Guterres, Renata Carvalho De Oliveira, John Chamberlain, Kuiama Lewandowski, Bernardo Rodrigues Teixeira, Thayssa Alves Coelho, Charle Ferreira Crisóstomo, Cibele Rodrigues Bonvicino, Paulo Sérgio D'Andrea, Roger Hewson, Elba Regina Sampaio De Lemos

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Abstract

Mammarenavirus RNA was detected in Musser's bristly mouse (Neacomys musseri) from the Amazon region, and this detection indicated that rodents were infected with a novel mammarenavirus, with the proposed name Xapuri virus (XAPV), which is phylogenetically related to New World Clade B and Clade C viruses. XAPV may represent the first natural reassortment of the Arenaviridae family and a new unrecognized clade within the Tacaribe serocomplex group.

Original languageEnglish
Article number120
JournalEmerging Microbes and Infections
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

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Funding Information:
We thank Tatiana Rozental (Instituto Oswaldo Cruz—FIOCRUZ) for providing support. This study was supported by FIOCRUZ, Acre Federal Institute (IFAC), the National Council for the Improvement of Higher Education (CAPES), and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) (grant number 404762/2016-6).

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