Complete Genome Sequences of Getah Virus Strains Isolated from Horses in 2016 in Japan

Genome Announc. 2017 Aug 3;5(31):e00750-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00750-17.


Getah virus is mosquito-borne and causes disease in horses and pigs. We sequenced and analyzed the complete genomes of three strains isolated from horses in Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan, in 2016. They were almost identical to the genomes of strains recently isolated from horses, pigs, and mosquitoes in Japan.