Animal challenge models of henipavirus infection and pathogenesis

Thomas Geisbert, Heinz Feldmann, Christopher C. Broder

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Abstract

The henipaviruses, Hendra virus (HeV), and Nipah virus (NiV), are enigmatic emerging pathogens that causes severe and often fatal neurologic and/or respiratory disease in both animals and humans. Amongst people, case fatality rates range between 40 and 75% and there are no vaccines or treatments approved for human use. A number of species of animals including guinea pigs, hamsters, cats, ferrets, pigs, and African green monkeys have been employed as animal models of human henipavirus infection. Here, we review the development of animal models for henipavirus infection, discuss the pathology and pathogenesis of these models, and assess the utility of each model to recapitulate important aspects of henipavirus-mediated disease seen in humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCurrent Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Pages153-177
Number of pages25
Volume359
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameCurrent Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Volume359
ISSN (Print)0070217X

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology

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Geisbert, T., Feldmann, H., & Broder, C. C. (2012). Animal challenge models of henipavirus infection and pathogenesis. In Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology (Vol. 359, pp. 153-177). (Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology; Vol. 359). https://doi.org/10.1007/82-2012-208