Novel virus found in mosquitoes from Mozambique

Published: 2018-04-20


A research team from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has discovered a new type of virus. Upon RNA sequencing of mosquito samples from Mozambique using the SciLifeLab National Genomics Infrastructure, they were able to detect a previously uncharacterized virus similar to Picornavirales, which are known to infect a broad range of hosts.

The discovery and characterization of novel viruses in mosquitoes is an initial step that will facilitate studies on mosquito-virus interactions and pathogenesis.

Read the full paper in Virology Journal