Identification of a novel hepacivirus in lemurs!

Congratulations to our coauthors for publication of a new study this week in Archives in Virology entitled “Virus discovery reveals a high prevalence and a great diversity of members of the Flaviviridae in wild lemurs”. Interestingly, it appears that this new hepacivirus has a miR-122 site in its 5’ UTR! 

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30460488

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