[Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full text: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
Volume 18, Number 10—October 2012


Schmallenberg Virus as Possible Ancestor of Shamonda Virus

Katja V. Goller<SUP>1</SUP>, Dirk Höper<SUP>1</SUP>, Horst Schirrmeier, Thomas C. Mettenleiter, and Martin Beer

Author affiliations: Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany


Schmallenberg virus (SBV), an orthobunyavirus of the Simbu serogroup, recently emerged in Europe and has been suggested to be a Shamonda/Sathuperi virus reassortant. Results of full-genome and serologic investigations indicate that SBV belongs to the species Sathuperi virus and is a possible ancestor of the reassortant Shamonda virus.