Itaqui Virus, a New Member of Arthropod-Borne Group C

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  • Belém Virus Laboratory, Belém, Pará, Brazil
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Itaqui virus, a new member of arthropod-borne group C, has been isolated from 22 infections in a febrile human being, sentinel animals and a forest rat near Belém, Brazil, since 1956. It is related by HI and NT to Oriboca virus and is indistinguishable by CF from Caraparu virus.