The Batken Virus belongs to the Thogotoviruses and that makes it a direct relative of the influenza viruses because all are part of the larger family of Orthomyxoviruses. The genus Togotoviruses currently has nine distinct members: Thogoto Virus, Dhori Virus, Araguari Virus, Batken Virus, Jos Virus, Upolu Virus, Aransas Bay Virus, Bourbon Virus and Sinu Virus
The Batken Virus was first isolated in 1970 1970 from ticks (Hyalomma plumbeum) from sheep and mosquitoes (Aedes caspius) that were collected in the Bat Ficalbi, 1889 mosquitoes. Later, Later, the Batken Virus was isolated in Kirgizstan from the mixed pool of the Aedes caspius and Culex hortensis mosquitoes.
At present, the Batken Virus is not reported to cause disease in humans. Not yet.
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