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When Chinese scientists investigated an expanded group of potential arthropod and vertebrate host species, that have generally been ignored by other surveillance programs, they found a number of previously unknown viruses.
One of these viruses had many similarities with Hepatitis C Viruses. Its polypeptide aligned well with viruses in the genus Hepacivirus (27.9 to 29.3% overall identity).
The scientists named this novel hepacivirus the Wenling Shark Virus. It is named after the Chinese city of Wenling (traditional Chinese: 溫嶺市), a coastal community that has access to the East China Sea. It's also home of their university.
 Mang Shi et al: Divergent Viruses Discovered in Arthropods and Vertebrates Revise the Evolutionary History of the Flaviviridae and Related Viruses in Journal of Virology - 201. See here.