Journal article

Hayes Yard virus: a novel ephemerovirus isolated from a bull with severe clinical signs of bovine ephemeral fever is most closely related to Puchong virus

Kim R Blasdell, Steven S Davis, Rhonda Voysey, Dieter M Bulach, Deborah Middleton, Sinead Williams, Margaret B Harmsen, Richard P Weir, Sandra Crameri, Susan J Walsh, Grantley R Peck, Robert B Tesh, David B Boyle, Lorna F Melville, Peter J Walker

Veterinary Research: an international journal of animal infection and epidemiology | BMC | Published : 2020


Bovine ephemeral fever is a vector-borne disease of ruminants that occurs in tropical and sub-tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Australia. The disease is caused by a rhabdovirus, bovine ephemeral fever virus (BEFV), which occurs as a single serotype globally. Although several other closely related ephemeroviruses have been isolated from cattle and/or arthropods, only kotonkan virus from Nigeria and (tentatively) Mavingoni virus from Mayotte Island in the Indian Ocean have been previously associated with febrile disease. Here, we report the isolation of a novel virus (Hayes Yard virus; HYV) from blood collected in February 2000 from a bull (Bos indicus) in the Northern Territory of Austral..

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