Group IV Getah Virus in Culex Mosquitoes, Malaysia

Sing Sin Sam, Noor Adila Mohamed-Romai-Noor, Boon Teong Teoh, Zur Raiha Hamim, Hoi Ying Ng, Juraina Abd-Jamil, Chee Sieng Khor, Sharifah Syed Hassan, Hamdan Ahmad, Sazaly AbuBakar

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A new Getah virus (GETV) strain, B254, was isolated from Culex fuscocephalus mosquitoes captured at Mount Ophir, Malaysia, in 2012. Phylogenetic analyses revealed that GETV B254 is distinct from the old Malaysia GETV MM2021 strain but closely related to group IV GETV from Russia (LEIV16275Mag), China (YN12031), and Thailand (GETV/SW/Thailand/2017).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-477
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


  • Getah virus
  • Malaysia
  • Alphavirus
  • vector borne diseases
  • mosquitoes

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