Genus: Deltaarterivirus

Genus: Deltaarterivirus

Distinguishing features

The natural nonhuman African primate host of simian hemorrhagic fever virus (SHFV) is not known but could be a species of baboon or a patas monkey. SHFV infection in Asian macaques causes a fatal hemorrhagic fever disease.


See discussion under family description.

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family description.


See discussion under family description

Derivation of names

Subgenus Hedartevirus: from the hemorrhagic disease produced by infection with members of the genus Deltaarterivirus

Species Deltaarterivirus hemfev: from the genus name and simian hemorrhagic fever virus

Species demarcation criteria

There is only one species in the genus. See “Subfamily, genus and species demarcation criteria” section on the family for species demarcation criteria which are universal for all subfamilies.

Member species - subgenus Hedartevirus

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Deltaarterivirus hemfevsimian hemorrhagic fever virusLVR 42-0/M6941AF180391NC_003092Complete genomeSHFV

Virus names, the choice of exemplar isolates, and virus abbreviations, are not official ICTV designations.