Complex evolution and epidemiology of Dobrava-Belgrade hantavirus: definition of genotypes and their characteristics

Klempa, B.; Avsic-Zupanc, T.; Clement, J.; Dzagurova, T.K.; Henttonen, H.; Heyman, P.; Jakab, F.; Kruger, D.H.; Maes, P.; Tkachenko, E.A.; Ulrich, Rainer G. GND; Vapalahti, O.; Vaheri, A.

Dobrava-Belgrade virus (DOBV) is a human pathogen that has evolved in, and is hosted by, mice of several species of the genus Apodemus. We propose a subdivision of the species Dobrava-Belgrade virus into four related genotypes – Dobrava, Kurkino, Saaremaa, and Sochi – that show characteristic differences in their phylogeny, specific host reservoirs, geographical distribution, and pathogenicity for humans.

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Klempa, B. / Avsic-Zupanc, T. / Clement, J. / et al: Complex evolution and epidemiology of Dobrava-Belgrade hantavirus: definition of genotypes and their characteristics. 2012.

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