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Table 1 Viral pathogens causing notifiable or emerging epizootic and zoonotic diseases, their nucleic acids, number of genomes or genome segments, and baits represented on the VirBaits set. The percentage of baits on the VirBaits set is given for each virus (compare Fig. 1)

From: Next-generation diagnostics: virus capture facilitates a sensitive viral diagnosis for epizootic and zoonotic pathogens including SARS-CoV-2

Viral pathogen Nucleic acid Number of genomes Baits number Baits %
African horse sickness virus dsRNA 196 1940 1.1
African swine fever virus dsDNA 20 10,763 6.1
Bovine herpesvirus 1 dsDNA 26 2400 1.4
Lumpy skin disease virus dsDNA 11 2629 1.5
Monkeypox virus dsDNA 52 9631 5.4
Sheeppox virus/goatpox virus dsDNA 9 1078 0.6
Suid alphaherpesvirus 1 dsDNA 26 3635 2.0
Bluetongue virus dsRNA 175 8971 5.1
Epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus dsRNA 31 1287 0.7
Borna disease virus/Bornaviridae ssRNA 94 3279 1.8
Bovine leukemia virus ssRNA 73 416 0.2
Bovine viral diarrhea virus 1, 2 ssRNA 198 7966 4.5
Classical swine fever virus ssRNA 102 3134 1.8
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus ssRNA 182 5165 2.9
Ebolavirus ssRNA 1368 7116 4.0
Equine encephalitis virus ssRNA 635 5944 3.3
Equine infectious anemia virus ssRNA 25 635 0.4
Foot-and-mouth disease virus ssRNA 549 12,821 7.2
Hendra henipavirus ssRNA 18 902 0.5
Influenza A virus ssRNA 12,608 55,649 31.4
Newcastle disease virus ssRNA 391 10,630 6.0
Nipah henipavirus ssRNA 21 1141 0.6
Rabies lyssavirus ssRNA 494 11,476 6.5
Rift Valley fever virus ssRNA 167 539 0.3
Rinderpest virus ssRNA 9 671 0.4
SARS-CoV-2 ssRNA 33 2196 a
Schmallenberg virus ssRNA 11 198 0.1
Small ruminant morbillivirus ssRNA 71 1513 0.9
Swine vesicular disease virus ssRNA 16 380 0.2
Vesicular stomatitis Indiana virus ssRNA 48 2409 1.4
West Nile virus ssRNA 1156 3167 1.8
  1. aNot included in the original bait set