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Co-circulation of a novel phlebovirus and Massilia virus in sandflies, Portugal

Overview of attention for article published in Virology Journal, October 2015
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Title
Co-circulation of a novel phlebovirus and Massilia virus in sandflies, Portugal
Published in
Virology Journal, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12985-015-0407-0
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Authors

Fátima Amaro, Líbia Zé-Zé, Maria J. Alves, Jessica Börstler, Joachim Clos, Stephan Lorenzen, Stefanie Christine Becker, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Daniel Cadar

Abstract

In Portugal, entomological surveys to detect phleboviruses in their natural vectors have not been performed so far. Thus, the aims of the present study were to detect, isolate and characterize phleboviruses in sandfly populations of Portugal. From May to October 2007-2008, 896 female sandflies were trapped in Arrábida region, located on the southwest coast of Portugal. Phlebovirus RNA was detected by using a pan-phlebovirus RT-PCR in 4 out of 34 Phlebotomus perniciosus pools. Direct sequencing of the amplicons showed that 2 samples exhibited 72 % nucleotide identity with Arbia virus, and two showed 96 % nucleotide identity with Massilia virus. The Arbia-like virus (named Alcube virus) was isolated in cell culture and complete genomic sequences of one Alcube and two Massila viruses were determined using next-generation sequencing technology. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that Alcube virus clustered with members of the Salehabad virus species complex. Within this clade, Alcube virus forms a monophyletic lineage with the Arbia, Salehabad and Adana viruses sharing a common ancestor. Arbia virus has been identified as the most closely related virus with 20-28 % nucleotide and 10-27 % amino acid divergences depending on the analysed segment. We have provided genetic evidence for the circulation of a novel phlebovirus species named Alcube virus in Ph. perniciosus and co-circulation of Massilia virus, in Arrábida region, southwest of Portugal. Further epidemiological investigations and surveillance for sandfly-borne phleboviruses in Portugal are needed to elucidate their medical importance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 37%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 26%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Student > Master 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 30%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 15%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 7%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 5 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 October 2015.
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#9,378,928
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#69
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