Complex evolution and epidemiology of Dobrava-Belgrade hantavirus: definition of genotypes and their characteristics
Klempa, Boris × Avsic-Zupanc, Tatjana Clement, Jan Dzagurova, Tamara K Henttonen, Heikki Heyman, Paul Jakab, Ferenc Kruger, Detlev H Maes, Piet Papa, Anna Tkachenko, Evgeniy A Ulrich, Rainer G Vapalahti, Olli Vaheri, Antti #
Archives of Virology vol:158 issue:3 pages:521-529
Dobrava-Belgrade virus (DOBV) is a human pathogen that has evolved in, and is hosted by, mice of several species of the genus Apodemus. We propose a subdivision of the species Dobrava-Belgrade virus into four related genotypes - Dobrava, Kurkino, Saaremaa, and Sochi - that show characteristic differences in their phylogeny, specific host reservoirs, geographical distribution, and pathogenicity for humans.