Bovine ephemeral fever virus (BEFV) is an evolving arbovirus reported across tropical, subtropical and temperate climatic zones globally. This study reveals prominent BEFV outbreaks in India, emerging annually during monsoons in subtropical areas accompanied by a congenial abundance of the vector population. PCR-based detection of viral genomic RNA in the blood samples collected during outbreaks of 2018–2019 for the first time confirmed the presence of BEFV in India. Phylogenetic analysis based on the glycoprotein gene of BEFV showed the current isolates to have high sequence homology with Middle Eastern lineage with nearly 97%, identity to Turkey (BEFV Ad12/TUR) and Israel (Israel 2006) isolates.
- bovine ephemeral fever virus
- phylogenetic analysis
- synonymous and non-synonymous mutations
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)