Oropouche fever

Oropouche fever

Description, Causes and Risk Factors:

Oropouche virus (OROV), a member of the Orthobunyavirus genus in the Bunyaviridae family, is the causative agent of Oropouche fever. The first case of Oropouche fever was described in the year 1955 when the virus was first isolated from the blood samples of the febrile patient in the West Indies and from a pool of Coquillettidia venezuelensis mosquitoes. A large epidemic was recorded in the 1960 in Bel


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