Phylogenetic sequence analysis and improved diagnostic assay systems for viruses of the family Reoviridae


Edited by Peter. P. C. Mertens and Houssam Attoui

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 Isolates of Wad Medani virus (WMV)

in the dsRNA virus collection at  IAH Pirbright 


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 Family: Reoviridae, Genus: Orbivirus, Species: Wad Medani virus   (CGV)  

 *IAH dsRNA virus collection number


( ICTVdb isolate Accession Number)

Virus Species




 (identification method)

Place of original sample eg country town

 [grid reference]


 (date original sample was taken)

Isolated from which host species e.g cow, sheep, etc


(Date of virus isolation, where, by whom)

Position of storage in reference freezers


 (Date added to collection)


Isolate Designation

Original sample material,


 Adapted to which cell types 


(Passage history of sample)


[IAH passage history]

* Original sample supplied to the collection by person / institution


[IAH, ISIS sample number]


 References &  accession numbers  


Wad Medani virus


From Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks


(isolated by R.M. Taylor et al at:NAMRU-3 Cairo, Egypt)

Shelf B18,


rows A1-B10.


(Added to collection on 12th Apr 2010)


Adapted to

BHK cells




storage date on original vial supplied to IAH


hosts: Domestic animals and rodents

Vectors: Boophilus, Rhipicephalus, Hyalomma, Argas ticks

Believed to be distributed in Sudan, India, Jamaica, Pakistan, USSR, Senegal, Iran, Egypt

SALS level: 2