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Encyclopedia > Mokola virus
Mokola virus
Virus classification
Group: Group V ((-)ssRNA)
Order: Mononegavirales
Family: Rhabdoviridae
Genus: Lyssavirus
Species: Mokola virus

Mokola virus is one of four members of the lyssavirus genome found in Africa, the others being Duvenhage virus, Lagos bat virus and classical rabies virus. Mokola virus was first isolated from tree shrews (Crocidure species) from Mokola forest, Nigeria in 1968. It has caused two human deaths in Nigeria, in 1968 and 1971. Viruses can be classified in several ways, such as by their geometry, by whether they have envelopes, by the identity of the host organism they can infect, by mode of transmission, or by the type of disease they cause. ... An RNA virus is a virus that either uses RNA as its genetic material, or whose genetic material passes through an RNA intermediate during replication. ... Families Paramyxoviridae Rhabdoviridae Filoviridae Bornaviridae The Mononegavirales are an order of viruses comprising species that have a non-segmented, negative sense RNA genome. ... Genera Vesiculovirus Lyssavirus Ephemerovirus Cytorhabdovirus Nucleorhabdovirus Novirhabdovirus Rhabdoviruses are viruses belonging to the family Rhabdoviridae, which is in the order Mononegavirales. ... Lyssavirus (from a Greek word meaning frenzy) is a genus of virus belonging to the family Rhabdoviridae, in the order Mononegavirales. ... Lyssavirus (from a Greek word meaning frenzy) is a genus of virus belonging to the family Rhabdoviridae, in the order Mononegavirales. ... Africa is the worlds second-largest continent and 3rd most populous. ... Rabies (from a Latin word meaning rage) is a viral disease that causes acute encephalitis in animals and people. ... Genera Tupaia Anathana Urogale Dendrogale Lyonogale Ptilocercus The tree shrews are small, squirrel-like mammals native to the tropical forests of South-east Asia. ...


Mokola virus has also been found in numerous other mammalian species in sub-Saharan Africa, including domestic cats in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Some of these cats had received rabies vaccine but remained susceptible to Mokola virus infection.


The reservoir for Mokola virus is unknown. Unlike other lyssaviruses, Mokola virus is able to infect and replicate in mosquito cells and so may be harboured by insects. Genera See text. ... A database query syntax error has occurred. ...


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Mokola virus at AllExperts (218 words)
Mokola virus is one of four members of the lyssavirus genome found in Africa, the others being Duvenhage virus, Lagos bat virus and classical rabies virus.
Mokola virus was first isolated from shrews (Crocidura species) from Mokola forest, Nigeria in 1968.
Unlike other lyssaviruses, Mokola virus is able to infect and replicate in mosquito cells and so may be harboured by insects.
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