emerging viruses

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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Three scenarios and simulation exercises were performed on the hypothesis of cases of emerging viruses or outbreaks, how to deal with them, how to ensure the participation and proper response of stake holders, and national focal points from all health sectors, specifically to ensure readiness for the FIFA 2022 World Cup.
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Over the years, their work has shown that based on significant changes in emerging viruses, vaccines should be reevaluated for effectiveness when important changes are detected.

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