There are no commercially available or standardized tests for diagnosing bunyavirus
infections in poultry.
It is a California serogroup bunyavirus
primarily transmitted by the eastern tree-hole mosquito (Aedes triseriatus) (2).
Fever with thrombocytopenia associated with a novel bunyavirus
Vasconcelos, "Sandfly fever, Oropouche fever, and other bunyavirus
infections," in Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens and Practice, pp.
(2007) In vitro and in vivo activities of T-705 against arenavirus and bunyavirus
Zhang et al., "Fever with thrombocytopenia associated with a novel bunyavirus
in China," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
The agent of sandfly fever 'Sandfly fever virus (SFV)' is classified in the phlebovirus species which is an enveloped RNA virus belonging to the bunyavirus
group from the arbovirus family.
Their topics include host metabolism and its contribution in flavivirus biogenesis, vector-borne bunyavirus
pathogenesis and innate immune evasion, the role of inter-host and intra-host genetics in arbovirus evolution, the role of vertical transmission in mosquito-borne arbovirus maintenance and evolution, genetically modified vectors for controlling arboviruses, and small molecule drug development for dengue virus.
Current work in his lab centers on bunyavirus
replication and pathogenesis.
Examples in which NGS strategies have identified likely causal agents in idiopathic conditions (not all in humans) include Heartland Bunyavirus
, titi monkey adenovirus, Bas-Congo virus, Theiler's disease-associated virus, Lujo arenavirus, and many others.
(1,2) In 2010, newly emerging patients with the same symptoms in Hubei, Henan provinces and several other provinces were reported, (3,4) and then a new virus named severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome bunyavirus
(SFTSV) was confirmed (5) by sequencing the whole genome of the virus.