Sagiyama virus

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Sagiyama virus
Virus classification
Group: Group IV ((+)ssRNA)
Family: Togaviridae
Genus: Alphavirus
Species: Sagiyama virus

Sagiyama virus is an arthropod borne virus recovered from mosquitoes collected during July and August 1956 and 1957 near Tokyo, Japan.[1] Sagiyama virus is in a member of the genus Alphavirus in the family Togaviridae, possessing single positive strand RNA genome.[2]

Pathology[edit]

Sagiyama virus is harmless to humans, and causes moderate symptoms in horses.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scherer WF, Funkenbusch M, Buescher EL, Izumit. Sagiyama virus, a new group A arthropod-borne virus from Japan. I. Isolation, immunologic classification, and ecologic observations.Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1962 Mar;11:255-68.
  2. ^ Shirako Y, Yamaguchi Y.Genome structure of Sagiyama virus and its relatedness to other alphaviruses.J Gen Virol. 2000 May;81(Pt 5):1353-60.
  3. ^ Kumanomido T, Kamada M, Wada R, Kenemaru T, Sugiura T, Akiyama Y.Pathogenicity for horses of original Sagiyama virus, a member of the Getah virus group.Vet Microbiol. 1988 Aug;17(4):367-73.