Nakiwogo virus

Nakiwogo virus is a newly-discovered virus, a tentative member of the genus Flavivirus. This group includes dengue fever virus, Yellow Fever virus, and West Nile virus.

Species detail

Museum scientists discovered Nakiwogo virus in a female Mansonia africana mosquito collected from Uganda.

  • Nakiwogo virus chromatogram
    Taxonomy

    Discover more about the appearance of Nakiwogo virus, find out how flaviviruses can be distinguished from one another and learn what is required in order to classify a new virus as a strain of Nakiwogo virus.

  • Nakiwogo virus fieldwork
    Distribution and habitat

    Although it is currently only known from Uganda, find out why it is expected that more strains of Nakiwogo virus from around the world will be discovered. Learn about the conditions that the Nakiwogo virus breeds and survives in.

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    Biology

    Learn about the size, shape, growth patterns and discoveries made by Natural History Museum scientists relating to the molecular biology of the Nakiwogo virus.

  • Disease

    Find out about the infectiousness and reproduction of the Nakiwogo virus and the severity of illness it can cause to humans.

  • References

    Get reference material regarding the Nakiwogo virus.

Images

Nakiwogo virus

Museum scientists discovered Nakiwogo virus in a female Mansonia africana mosquito collected from Uganda.

Nakiwogo virus fieldwork

Nakiwogo virus fieldwork. Currently the virus has only been discovered in Uganda.

Nakiwogo virus chromatogram

Nakiwogo virus chromatogram.

About the author
Dr Shelly Cook
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Post-doctoral Research Entomologist studying viruses, especially arboviruses, and their arthropod hosts.

Dr Shelley Cook is the museum scientist who discovered the virus together with Dr Ralph Harbach, Kim Goodger and others.