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emerging viruses

in epidemiology, a class of viruses that has long infected humans or animals but now has the opportunity to attain epidemic proportions due to human encroachment on tropic rainforests, increased international travel, burgeoning populations in less developed countries, and, possibly, mutations. Several viruses have been termed this way, including hemorrhagic viruses such as Ebola, Marburg, and Hantaan; the two rabieslike viruses Mokola and Duvenhage; rodent-borne Junin and Lassa viruses; and mosquito-borne dengue. Virologists speculate that the strain of HIV that causes AIDS may also fall into this category, having entered humans through contact with monkeys in central Africa, having possibly existed among monkey populations for some 50,000 years.
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During the past 30 years, newly emergent viruses have swept out of Africa and the East with stunning regularity.
The zoonotic flaviviruses of southern, south-eastern and eastern Asia, and Australasia: the potential for emergent viruses.
In tissue culture, REP 9 showed potent activity against over 10 strains of influenza tested to date including H1N1, H3N2 (similar to the 1918 Spanish flu and the 1968 Hong Kong flu respectively) and influenza B, demonstrating its potential application against other emergent viruses like avian flu H5N1.
Recent lethal outbreaks of avian flu in humans have highlighted the potential danger of emergent viruses.
His research interests focus on emergent viruses in Africa, especially highly lethal pathogens such as filoviruses and arboviruses.
Our results demonstrate the potential for tickborne dissemination of endemic and emergent viruses and the relevance of A.
Her areas of research interest include virology, emergent viruses, molecular biology, and epidemiology.
Most recently recognized novel emergent viruses have been zoonotic, usually with a reservoir in wildlife (4,5).
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