Tete orthobunyavirus

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Tete orthobunyavirus
Virus classification Edit this classification
(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Kingdom: Orthornavirae
Phylum: Negarnaviricota
Class: Ellioviricetes
Order: Bunyavirales
Family: Peribunyaviridae
Genus: Orthobunyavirus
Tete orthobunyavirus
  • Tete virus

Tete orthobunyavirus is a bunyavirus found originally in Tete Province, Mozambique. It is a disease of animals and humans. Two forms, Bahig and Matruh viruses, were isolated from bird ticks including Hyalomma marginatum, but elsewhere mosquitoes and biting midges have been implicated as vectors.[1][2][3]


  • Bahig virus
  • Matruh virus
  • Tete virus SAAn3518
  • Tsuruse virus
  • Weldona virus


  1. ^ Converse JD, Hoogstraal H, Moussa MI, Stek M, Kaiser MN (1974). "Bahig virus (Tete group) in naturally- and transovarially-infected Hyalomma marginatum ticks from Egypt and Italy". Arch Gesamte Virusforsch. 46 (1–2): 29–35. doi:10.1007/bf01240201. PMID 4441433. S2CID 35506328.
  2. ^ Calisher CH, McLean RG, Zeller HG, Francy DB, Karabatsos N, Bowen RA (1990). "Isolation of Tete serogroup bunyaviruses from Ceratopogonidae collected in Colorado". Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 43 (3): 314–8. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.1990.43.314. PMID 2221226.
  3. ^ Mohamed M, McLees A, Elliott RM (2009). "Viruses in the Anopheles A, Anopheles B, and Tete serogroups in the Orthobunyavirus genus (family Bunyaviridae) do not encode an NSs protein". J. Virol. 83 (15): 7612–8. doi:10.1128/JVI.02080-08. PMC 2708632. PMID 19439468.


  • Fauquet C, Mayo M, et al. (2005). Eighth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Elsevier. S. 704. ISBN 0-12-249951-4.