Transmission cycles, host range, evolution and emergence of arboviral disease

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Abstract

Many pandemics have been attributed to the ability of some RNA viruses to change their host range to include humans. Here, we review the mechanisms of disease emergence that are related to the host-range specificity of selected mosquito-borne alphaviruses and flaviviruses. We discuss viruses of medical importance, including Venezuelan equine and Japanese encephalitis viruses, dengue viruses and West Nile viruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)789-801
Number of pages13
JournalNature Reviews Microbiology
Volume2
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004

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Host Specificity
Alphavirus
Japanese Encephalitis Viruses
Flavivirus
West Nile virus
Dengue Virus
RNA Viruses
Pandemics
Culicidae
Horses
Viruses

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  • Microbiology

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Transmission cycles, host range, evolution and emergence of arboviral disease. / Weaver, Scott; Barrett, Alan.

In: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Vol. 2, No. 10, 10.2004, p. 789-801.

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