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Direct Evidence for an Expanded Circulation Area of The Recently Identified Balkan Virus (Sandfly Fever Naples Virus Species) In Several Countries of The Balkan Archipelago
Background Recently, Balkan virus (BALKV, family Phenuiviridae, genus Phlebovirus) was discovered in sand flies collected in Albania and genetically characterised as a member of the Sandfly fever Naples species complex. ...
Sandfly-Borne Phleboviruses of Eurasia and Africa: Epidemiology, Genetic Diversity, Geographic Range, Control Measures
Sandfly-borne phleboviruses may cause a transient febrile illness (sandfly fever) or more severe neuroinvasive disease. In the Old World, they are vectored by phlebotomine flies, which are widely distributed in the ...
Isolation and Sequencing of Dashli Virus, a Novel Sicilian-Like Virus in Sandflies from Iran; Genetic and Phylogenetic Evidence for the Creation of One Novel Species within the Phlebovirus Genus in the Phenuiviridae Family
Phlebotomine sandflies are vectors of phleboviruses that cause sandfly fever or meningitis with significant implications for public health. Although several strains of these viruses had been isolated in Iran in the late ...