History and classification of Aigai virus (formerly Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus genotype VI)


Papa A., Marklewitz M., Paraskevopoulou S., Garrison A. R. , Alkhovsky S., Avsic-Zupanc T., ...More

JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY, vol.103, no.4, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1099/jgv.0.001734
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY
  • Keywords: Aigai virus, AIGV, orthonairovirus, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Nairoviridae, RNA SEGMENTS, TICKS, ANTIBODIES, SEROPREVALENCE, TRANSMISSION, MAINTENANCE, INFECTION, LIVESTOCK, EUROPE, STRAIN

Abstract

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is the medically most important member of the rapidly expanding bunyaviral family Nairoviridae. Traditionally, CCHFV isolates have been assigned to six distinct genotypes. Here, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Nairoviridae Study Group outlines the reasons for the recent decision to re-classify genogroup VI (aka Europe-2 or AP-92-like) as a distinct virus, Aigai virus (AIGV).