Equine pegivirus

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Equine Pegivirus

Equine pegivirus (EPgV) is a newly discovered virus of the Flaviviridae family and Pegivirus Genus. It affects horses as well as humans and other animals. Human Pegivirus (HPgV)is a lymphotropic RNA-virus which infects approximately 5% of the world's human population. EPgV is thought to cause hepatic disease in horses. An outbreak involving 114 horses recently occurred in Pará State, located in northern Brazil.

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