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W10777 virus A strain of Tamiami virus in the genus Arenavirus.

W virus Abbreviation for Wollan virus. Also used in 1932 by Gay and Holden to designate a virus which in all probability was identical with herpesvirus B (Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1).

Gay FP and Holden M (1932) Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 39, 1051

Wad Medani virus (WMV) A species in the genus Orbivirus belonging to the Wad Medani complex of the Kemerovo virus serogroup. Isolated from various ticks, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Hyalomma sp, Amblyomma sp and Boophilus sp, in Sudan, India, Jamaica and Pakistan. Not reported to cause disease in humans.

Wallal virus (WALV) A species in the genus Orbivirus, belonging to the Wallal virus serogroup. There are three members of the serogroup: Mudjinbarry virus, Wallal virus and Wallal K virus. Isolated from Culicoides sp flies and marsupials in Queensland, Australia. Antibodies found in wallabies, kangaroos and other vertebrates. Has been isolated from cases of kangaroo blindness and been shown to reproduce the disease experimentally. Probably the causative agent of this disease. Not reported to cause disease in humans.

Doherty RL et al (1978) Aust J Biol Sci 31, 97

Walleye dermal sarcoma virus (WDSV) The type species of the genus Epsilonretrovirus. A retrovirus that is etiologically associated with a multifocal skin tumor of the fish, walleye (Stizostedion vitreum vitreum). The disease has been observed in up to 10% of adult walleyes in Oneida Lake, New York and in several lakes in Canada. Cell-free filtrates of tumor tissue injected into 9-week-old walleye fingerlings produced tumors in 87% of the fish within a 14-week period.

Zhang Z et al (1996) Virology 225, 406

Zhang Z and Martineau D (1999) J Virol 73,

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