News: Scientists from the Pune-based Maximum Containment Laboratory and Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR)-National Institute of Virology have noted the presence of antibodies against the Cat Que virus(CQV) in two human serum samples.
- Cat Que Virus: It comes under the category of Arthropod-borne viruses and has been reported in countries such as China and Vietnam.
- Host: It is found in pigs and Culex mosquitoes.Birds such as the Jungle Myna may also act as a host.
- Spread: The virus can be transmitted to a person when that person is bit by a mosquito.
- Symptoms: Probable symptoms among human beings can be paediatric encephalitis, meningitis and acute fever.