Arboviruses: Arthropod-borne viruses. A non-taxonomic designation for viruses that can replicate in both vertebrate hosts and arthropod vectors. Included are some members of the following families: ARENAVIRIDAE; BUNYAVIRIDAE; REOVIRIDAE; TOGAVIRIDAE; and FLAVIVIRIDAE. (From Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2nd ed)Arbovirus Infections: Infections caused by arthropod-borne viruses, general or unspecified.Encephalitis Viruses: A collection of single-stranded RNA viruses scattered across the Bunyaviridae, Flaviviridae, and Togaviridae families whose common property is the ability to induce encephalitic conditions in infected hosts.Culicidae: A family of the order DIPTERA that comprises the mosquitoes. The larval stages are aquatic, and the adults can be recognized by the characteristic WINGS, ANIMAL venation, the scales along the wing veins, and the long proboscis. Many species are of particular medical importance.Aedes: A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) frequently found in tropical and subtropical regions. YELLOW FEVER and DENGUE are two of the diseases that can be transmitted by species of this genus.Ceratopogonidae: A family of biting midges, in the order DIPTERA. It includes the genus Culicoides which transmits filarial parasites pathogenic to man and other primates.Insect Vectors: Insects that transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.Culex: A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) commonly found in tropical regions. Species of this genus are vectors for ST. LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS as well as many other diseases of man and domestic and wild animals.Encephalitis Virus, St. Louis: A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE), which is the etiologic agent of ST. LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS in the United States, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.Alouatta: A genus of the subfamily ALOUATTINAE, family ATELIDAE, inhabiting the forests of Central and South America. Howlers travel in groups and define their territories by howling accompanied by vigorously shaking and breaking branches.Alphavirus: A genus of TOGAVIRIDAE, also known as Group A arboviruses, serologically related to each other but not to other Togaviridae. The viruses are transmitted by mosquitoes. The type species is the SINDBIS VIRUS.Chikungunya virus: A species of ALPHAVIRUS causing an acute dengue-like fever.Bunyaviridae Infections: Virus diseases caused by the BUNYAVIRIDAE.Encephalitis Virus, Western Equine: A species of ALPHAVIRUS that is the etiologic agent of encephalomyelitis in humans and equines in the United States, southern Canada, and parts of South America.Encephalitis, St. Louis: A viral encephalitis caused by the St. Louis encephalitis virus (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, ST. LOUIS), a FLAVIVIRUS. It is transmitted to humans and other vertebrates primarily by mosquitoes of the genus CULEX. The primary animal vectors are wild birds and the disorder is endemic to the midwestern and southeastern United States. Infections may be limited to an influenza-like illness or present as an ASEPTIC MENINGITIS or ENCEPHALITIS. Clinical manifestations of the encephalitic presentation may include SEIZURES, lethargy, MYOCLONUS, focal neurologic signs, COMA, and DEATH. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p750)Encephalitis Virus, Eastern Equine: A species of ALPHAVIRUS causing encephalomyelitis in Equidae and humans. The virus ranges along the Atlantic seaboard of the United States and Canada and as far south as the Caribbean, Mexico, and parts of Central and South America. Infections in horses show a mortality of up to 90 percent and in humans as high as 80 percent in epidemics.Bunyaviridae: A family of viruses, mainly arboviruses, consisting of a single strand of RNA. Virions are enveloped particles 90-120 nm diameter. The complete family contains over 300 members arranged in five genera: ORTHOBUNYAVIRUS; HANTAVIRUS; NAIROVIRUS; PHLEBOVIRUS; and TOSPOVIRUS.West Nile virus: A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE). It can infect birds and mammals. In humans, it is seen most frequently in Africa, Asia, and Europe presenting as a silent infection or undifferentiated fever (WEST NILE FEVER). The virus appeared in North America for the first time in 1999. It is transmitted mainly by CULEX spp mosquitoes which feed primarily on birds, but it can also be carried by the Asian Tiger mosquito, AEDES albopictus, which feeds mainly on mammals.Encephalitis Virus, California: A species in the ORTHOBUNYAVIRUS genus of the family BUNYAVIRIDAE. Serotypes are found in temperate and arctic regions and each is closely associated with a single species of vector mosquito. The vertebrate hosts are usually small mammals but several serotypes infect humans.Alphavirus Infections: Virus diseases caused by members of the ALPHAVIRUS genus of the family TOGAVIRIDAE.Arthropod Vectors: Arthropods, other than insects and arachnids, which transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.Hemagglutination Inhibition Tests: Serologic tests in which a known quantity of antigen is added to the serum prior to the addition of a red cell suspension. Reaction result is expressed as the smallest amount of antigen which causes complete inhibition of hemagglutination.Disease Vectors: Invertebrates or non-human vertebrates which transmit infective organisms from one host to another.West Nile Fever: A mosquito-borne viral illness caused by the WEST NILE VIRUS, a FLAVIVIRUS and endemic to regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Common clinical features include HEADACHE; FEVER; maculopapular rash; gastrointestinal symptoms; and lymphadenopathy. MENINGITIS; ENCEPHALITIS; and MYELITIS may also occur. The disease may occasionally be fatal or leave survivors with residual neurologic deficits. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, p13; Lancet 1998 Sep 5;352(9130):767-71)Encephalitis, Arbovirus: Infections of the brain caused by arthropod-borne viruses (i.e., arboviruses) primarily from the families TOGAVIRIDAE; FLAVIVIRIDAE; BUNYAVIRIDAE; REOVIRIDAE; and RHABDOVIRIDAE. Life cycles of these viruses are characterized by ZOONOSES, with birds and lower mammals serving as intermediate hosts. The virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) or TICKS. Clinical manifestations include fever, headache, alterations of mentation, focal neurologic deficits, and COMA. (From Clin Microbiol Rev 1994 Jan;7(1):89-116; Walton, Brain's Diseases of the Nervous System, 10th ed, p321)Flavivirus: A genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE containing several subgroups and many species. Most are arboviruses transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks. The type species is YELLOW FEVER VIRUS.Encephalomyelitis, Eastern Equine: A form of arboviral encephalitis (primarily affecting equines) endemic to eastern regions of North America. The causative organism (ENCEPHALOMYELITIS VIRUS, EASTERN EQUINE) may be transmitted to humans via the bite of AEDES mosquitoes. Clinical manifestations include the acute onset of fever, HEADACHE, altered mentation, and SEIZURES followed by coma. The condition is fatal in up to 50% of cases. Recovery may be marked by residual neurologic deficits and EPILEPSY. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, pp9-10)Orbivirus: A genus of REOVIRIDAE infecting a wide range of arthropods and vertebrates including humans. It comprises at least 21 serological subgroups. Transmission is by vectors such as midges, mosquitoes, sandflies, and ticks.Hemagglutination, Viral: Agglutination of ERYTHROCYTES by a virus.Encephalitis, California: A viral infection of the brain caused by serotypes of California encephalitis virus (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, CALIFORNIA) transmitted to humans by the mosquito AEDES triseriatus. The majority of cases are caused by the LA CROSSE VIRUS. This condition is endemic to the midwestern United States and primarily affects children between 5-10 years of age. Clinical manifestations include FEVER; VOMITING; HEADACHE; and abdominal pain followed by SEIZURES, altered mentation, and focal neurologic deficits. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, p13)Orthobunyavirus: A genus of the family BUNYAVIRIDAE containing over 150 viruses, most of which are transmitted by mosquitoes or flies. They are arranged in groups defined by serological criteria, each now named for the original reference species (previously called serogroups). Many species have multiple serotypes or strains.Phlebovirus: A genus of the family BUNYAVIRIDAE comprising many viruses, most of which are transmitted by Phlebotomus flies and cause PHLEBOTOMUS FEVER. The type species is RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS.Simbu virus: A species in the ORTHOBUNYAVIRUS genus of the family BUNYAVIRIDAE family. Previously a large group of serotypes, most are now considered separate species.Dengue Virus: A species of the genus FLAVIVIRUS which causes an acute febrile and sometimes hemorrhagic disease in man. Dengue is mosquito-borne and four serotypes are known.La Crosse virus: A serotype of the species California encephalitis virus (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, CALIFORNIA), in the genus ORTHOBUNYAVIRUS, causing human MENINGOENCEPHALITIS. This is the agent most responsible for California encephalitis (ENCEPHALITIS, CALIFORNIA), the most prevalent mosquito-borne disease recognized in the United States.Ticks: Blood-sucking acarid parasites of the order Ixodida comprising two families: the softbacked ticks (ARGASIDAE) and hardbacked ticks (IXODIDAE). Ticks are larger than their relatives, the MITES. They penetrate the skin of their host by means of highly specialized, hooked mouth parts and feed on its blood. Ticks attack all groups of terrestrial vertebrates. In humans they are responsible for many TICK-BORNE DISEASES, including the transmission of ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER; TULAREMIA; BABESIOSIS; AFRICAN SWINE FEVER; and RELAPSING FEVER. (From Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, pp543-44)Yellow Fever: An acute infectious disease primarily of the tropics, caused by a virus and transmitted to man by mosquitoes of the genera Aedes and Haemagogus. The severe form is characterized by fever, HEMOLYTIC JAUNDICE, and renal damage.Sindbis Virus: The type species of ALPHAVIRUS normally transmitted to birds by CULEX mosquitoes in Egypt, South Africa, India, Malaya, the Philippines, and Australia. It may be associated with fever in humans. Serotypes (differing by less than 17% in nucleotide sequence) include Babanki, Kyzylagach, and Ockelbo viruses.Bird Diseases: Diseases of birds not considered poultry, therefore usually found in zoos, parks, and the wild. The concept is differentiated from POULTRY DISEASES which is for birds raised as a source of meat or eggs for human consumption, and usually found in barnyards, hatcheries, etc.Encephalitis Virus, Venezuelan Equine: A species of ALPHAVIRUS that is the etiologic agent of encephalomyelitis in humans and equines. It is seen most commonly in parts of Central and South America.Complement Fixation Tests: Serologic tests based on inactivation of complement by the antigen-antibody complex (stage 1). Binding of free complement can be visualized by addition of a second antigen-antibody system such as red cells and appropriate red cell antibody (hemolysin) requiring complement for its completion (stage 2). Failure of the red cells to lyse indicates that a specific antigen-antibody reaction has taken place in stage 1. If red cells lyse, free complement is present indicating no antigen-antibody reaction occurred in stage 1.Rift Valley Fever: An acute infection caused by the RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS, an RNA arthropod-borne virus, affecting domestic animals and humans. In animals, symptoms include HEPATITIS; abortion (ABORTION, VETERINARY); and DEATH. In humans, symptoms range from those of a flu-like disease to hemorrhagic fever, ENCEPHALITIS, or BLINDNESS.Encephalitis Virus, Japanese: A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE), which is the etiological agent of Japanese encephalitis found in Asia, southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.Antibodies, Viral: Immunoglobulins produced in response to VIRAL ANTIGENS.Neutralization Tests: The measurement of infection-blocking titer of ANTISERA by testing a series of dilutions for a given virus-antiserum interaction end-point, which is generally the dilution at which tissue cultures inoculated with the serum-virus mixtures demonstrate cytopathology (CPE) or the dilution at which 50% of test animals injected with serum-virus mixtures show infectivity (ID50) or die (LD50).Yellow fever virus: The type species of the FLAVIVIRUS genus. Principal vector transmission to humans is by AEDES spp. mosquitoes.Zoonoses: Diseases of non-human animals that may be transmitted to HUMANS or may be transmitted from humans to non-human animals.Encephalomyelitis, Equine: A group of ALPHAVIRUS INFECTIONS which affect horses and man, transmitted via the bites of mosquitoes. Disorders in this category are endemic to regions of South America and North America. In humans, clinical manifestations vary with the type of infection, and range from a mild influenza-like syndrome to a fulminant encephalitis. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, pp8-10)Encephalitis Viruses, Tick-Borne: A subgroup of the genus FLAVIVIRUS that causes encephalitis and hemorrhagic fevers and is found in eastern and western Europe and the former Soviet Union. It is transmitted by TICKS and there is an associated milk-borne transmission from viremic cattle, goats, and sheep.Communicable Diseases, Emerging: Infectious diseases that are novel in their outbreak ranges (geographic and host) or transmission mode.Semliki forest virus: A species of ALPHAVIRUS isolated in central, eastern, and southern Africa.Birds: Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.

Mechanisms of arthropod transmission of plant and animal viruses. (1/307)

A majority of the plant-infecting viruses and many of the animal-infecting viruses are dependent upon arthropod vectors for transmission between hosts and/or as alternative hosts. The viruses have evolved specific associations with their vectors, and we are beginning to understand the underlying mechanisms that regulate the virus transmission process. A majority of plant viruses are carried on the cuticle lining of a vector's mouthparts or foregut. This initially appeared to be simple mechanical contamination, but it is now known to be a biologically complex interaction between specific virus proteins and as yet unidentified vector cuticle-associated compounds. Numerous other plant viruses and the majority of animal viruses are carried within the body of the vector. These viruses have evolved specific mechanisms to enable them to be transported through multiple tissues and to evade vector defenses. In response, vector species have evolved so that not all individuals within a species are susceptible to virus infection or can serve as a competent vector. Not only are the virus components of the transmission process being identified, but also the genetic and physiological components of the vectors which determine their ability to be used successfully by the virus are being elucidated. The mechanisms of arthropod-virus associations are many and complex, but common themes are beginning to emerge which may allow the development of novel strategies to ultimately control epidemics caused by arthropod-borne viruses.  (+info)

Genetic and fitness changes accompanying adaptation of an arbovirus to vertebrate and invertebrate cells. (2/307)

The alternating host cycle and persistent vector infection may constrain the evolution of arboviruses. To test this hypothesis, eastern equine encephalitis virus was passaged in BHK or mosquito cells, as well as in alternating (both) host cell passages. High and low multiplicities were used to examine the effect of defective interfering particles. Clonal BHK and persistent mosquito cell infections were also evaluated. Fitness was measured with one-step growth curves and competition assays, and mutations were evaluated by nucleotide sequencing and RNA fingerprinting. All passages and assays were done at 32 degrees C to eliminate temperature as a selection factor. Viruses passaged in either cell type alone exhibited fitness declines in the bypassed cells, while high-multiplicity and clonal passages caused fitness declines in both types of cells. Bypassed cell fitness losses were mosquito and vertebrate specific and were not restricted to individual cell lines. Fitness increases occurred in the cell line used for single-host-adaptation passages and in both cells for alternately passaged viruses. Surprisingly, single-host-cell passage increased fitness in that cell type no more than alternating passages. However, single-host-cell adaptation resulted in more mutations than alternating cell passages. Mosquito cell adaptation invariably resulted in replacement of the stop codon in nsP3 with arginine or cysteine. In one case, BHK cell adaptation resulted in a 238-nucleotide deletion in the 3' untranslated region. Many nonsynonymous substitutions were shared among more than one BHK or mosquito cell passage series, suggesting positive Darwinian selection. Our results suggest that alternating host transmission cycles constrain the evolutionary rates of arboviruses but not their fitness for either host alone.  (+info)

Establishment and characterization of a new continuous cell line from Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: psychodidae) and its susceptibility to infections with arboviruses and Leishmania chagasi. (3/307)

Embryonic tissue explants of the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva 1912) the main vector of Leishmania chagasi (Cunha and Chagas), were used to obtain a continuous cell line (Lulo). The tissues were seeded in MM/VP12 medium and these were incubated at 28 masculineC. The first subculture was obtained 45 days after explanting and 96 passages have been made to date. Lulo is composed of epithelioid cells, showed a 0.04 generations/hour exponential growth rate and population doubling time at 24.7 h. The cell line isoenzymatic profiles were determined by using PGI, PGM, MPI and 6-PGDH systems, coinciding with patterns obtained from the same species and colony's pupae and adults. The species karyotype characteristics were recognized (2n = 8), in which pair 1 is subtelocentric and pairs 2, 3 and 4 are metacentric. Lulo was free from bacterial, fungal, mycoplasmic and viral infection. Susceptibility to five arbovirus was determined, the same as Lulo interaction with Leishmania promastigotes.  (+info)

Complete sequence determination and genetic analysis of Banna virus and Kadipiro virus: proposal for assignment to a new genus (Seadornavirus) within the family Reoviridae. (4/307)

Arboviruses with genomes composed of 12 segments of double-stranded (ds) RNA have previously been classified as members or probable members of the genus Coltivirus within the family REOVIRIDAE: A number of these viruses have been isolated in North America and Europe and are serologically and genetically related to Colorado tick fever virus, the Coltivirus type species. These isolates constitute subgroup A of the coltiviruses. The complete genome sequences are now presented of two Asian arboviruses, Kadipiro virus (KDV) and Banna virus (BAV), which are currently classified as subgroup B coltiviruses. Analysis of the viral protein sequences shows that all of the BAV genome segments have cognate genes in KDV. The functions of several of these proteins were also indicated by this analysis. Proteins with dsRNA-binding domains or with significant similarities to polymerases, methyltransferases, NTPases or protein kinases were identified. Comparisons of amino acid sequences of the conserved polymerase protein have shown that BAV and KDV are only very distantly related to the subgroup A coltiviruses. These data demonstrate a requirement for the subgroup B viruses to be reassigned to a separate new genus, for which the name Seadornavirus is proposed.  (+info)

Kaeng Khoi virus from naturally infected bedbugs (cimicidae) and immature free-tailed bats. (5/307)

Kaeng Khoi virus was recovered from bedbugs (Stricticimex parvus and Cimex insuetus) and from suckling wrinkle-lipped bats (Tadarida plicata) collected in central Thailand. The data implicate bedbugs as possible vectors of this virus.  (+info)

Snail control in urban sites in Brazil with slow-release hexabutyldistannoxane and pentachlorophenol. (6/307)

Slow release formulations of hexabutyldistannoxane (TBTO) and pentachlorophenol (PCP) were tested for the control of Biomphalaria tenagophila in 52 urban sites in Rio de Janeiro. TBTO acted faster and lasted longer than PCP and at 15 g/m(2) it eliminated snails from 76% of the treated sites for 1 year. Water pollution and rate of flow had no significant influence on the molluscicidal properties of either compound, but alkalinity lowered the activity of TBTO. Failure to control snail populations was due mainly to human interference and to the non-treatment of adjacent breeding sites that were temporarily dry and therefore overlooked.  (+info)

Assay of togavirus haemagglutination-inhibition antibodies by the micro method: loss of information and its rectification. (7/307)

Haemagglutination inhibition (HI) activity was assayed by the micro and macro methods in immune sera prepared against four togaviruses. HI titres were always 4 to 8 times lower by the micro method, and coincided with 4 to 8 times lower haemagglutinin titres in micro method assays. Because of this phenomenon, positive sera with HI macro method titres lower than 1: 80 will be false negative for HI by the micro method when tests begin at a 1: 10 serum dilution. This was confirmed for a number of human sera tested for West Nile virus HI activity. As a consequence of the difference between titres given by the two assay methods, results of seroepidemiological studies may be distorted. Use of a system that combines both the macro and micro methods could rectify this distortion.  (+info)

Inhibition of group B arbovirus antigen production and replication in cells enucleated with cytochalasin B. (8/307)

A comparative study of the growth of Sindbis (SIN) virus, a group A arbovirus (togavirus), and Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus, a representative group B arbovirus (togavirus), was conducted in enucleate and nucleate cells. Immunofluorescent tests and yield measurements demonstrated that chicken embryo cells which had been enucleated and subsequently infected with SIN virus produced virus-specific antigens and infectious virus. By contrast, JE failed to replicate or produce virus-specific antigen in cells which had been enucleated before or even 2 h post infection. Studies of the effect of enulceation at various times after infection demonstrated that a nucleus must be present at least 2 and possibly as long as 4 h after infection to produce either JE-specific antigen or infectious JE virus. These studies demonstrate that the replication of SIN, a group A arbovirus (togavirus), which has no nuclear requirement, contrasts sharply with that of a group B arbovirus (togavirus), JE, which may have an initial dependence on a nucleus-associated process.  (+info)

Arthropod-borne viruses, or arboviruses, are viruses that are transmitted through the bites of mosquitoes and ticks. There are numerous arboviruses throughout the world capable of causing human disease spanning different viral families and genera. Recently, dengue, chikungunya, and zika viruses have emerged as increasingly important arboviruses that can cause human disease, however no specific treatment or vaccine is available for them. In addition, ocular manifestations of these diseases have become more prevalent over the past few years. This review highlights the current understanding on the pathogenesis, systemic changes and ocular findings, emphasizing the retinal manifestations related to dengue, chikungunya, and zika viruses.
Arboviruses (or arthropod-borne viruses) are a heterogeneous group of viruses that share the same usual route of entry into humans: via the bite of an infected mosquito, tick, sandfly, or other arthropod.1,2 The life cycle of most arboviruses is characterized by the ability of the virus to replicate in both an arthropod vector and a vertebrate "natural" host (usually birds or small mammals) and by transmission between these two organisms at the time of the arthropods bite (eFig. 305.1). This cycle leads to establishment or maintenance of the virus in a given ecosystem. Humans or domestic animals are only "incidental" hosts for many species of arboviruses, as infection in such hosts (although capable of causing disease) is often a dead-end for the virus due to viremia being too low or too transient to contribute to maintenance of the cycle of transmission. Some viruses are specific to a single genus or species of insect, while others are transmissible by multiple vectors. In addition, some ...
Summary Cell lines of baby hamster kidney (BHK 21), green monkey kidney (Vero, MA 134), rhesus monkey kidney (MA 104), and rabbit kidney (MA 111) were found suitable for titration and multiplication of arboviruses. Plaque characteristics of 52 arboviruses and 20 virus strains and titres of some of them in BHK 21 and other cell lines were established, using one type of serum-free standard overlay and standard maintenance medium. However, the addition of cortisol or other compounds was necessary to prolong survival of BHK 21 cell sheets, and induce or improve plaque formation.
Extrinsic and environmental factors are known to affect the transmission of arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses), including variations in the arthropod vector populations. Differences among these factors have been associated with differential transmission and are sometimes used to control the spread of an arbovirus through a vertebrate population in an effort to prevent or disrupt an outbreak. However, diversity in intrinsic viral populations, such as genetic and phenotypic variability, is not often accounted for when considering alterations in transmission. Presented in this dissertation are four experimental studies that explore the contribution of viral intrinsic factors, especially phenotypic variability, to the transmission potential of arboviruses as judged by modeling parameters such as vectorial capacity (VC) and the basic reproductive number (R0). The overall hypothesis of this research is that phenotypic differences of arboviruses alter the transmission potential of these arboviruses by
Flaviviruses show cross-reactivity in conventional serological tests, and are therefore not fully reliable. This project aims to develop a microarray to improve serological diagnostics. This microarray enables us to test seropositivity for the following arboviruses. ...
Emeritus Professor Duane Gubler is an international expert on vector borne-infectious diseases and a go-to spokesperson for the media for all things infectious disease-related. This year alone he has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Straits Times, and Vox, among other media outlets.. "Arboviruses: Molecular Biology, Evolution and Control on arboviruses", a well-received book edited by Prof Gubler, looks at viruses that are transmitted by arthropod vectors, such as mosquitoes, flies, sand flies, lice, fleas, ticks and mites. Since Zika was declared a major global emergency last year, and dengue remains a consistent health threat and concern, the text is a much welcome contribution to the literature on these groups of viruses.. Microscope caught up with Prof Gubler for more on his book and his thoughts on global health concerns:. How did you come up with the concept for this book?. I was approached by several publishers to edit and compile a book that looked at arboviruses. In the past ...
Key Public Risk Communication Messages for the Week of Sept 24, 2012:. 1. Day time and early evening temperatures are still warm enough for continued mosquito activity. Mosquito activity drops off when temperatures are below 60 but some mosquitoes will be active even down to 52 degrees.. 2. At this time of year, the mosquitoes that remain are older adults; as mosquitoes age, they are more likely to have picked up either EEE or WNV so a greater proportion of them are probably infected. Because of cooler temperatures, mosquito trapping is less effective and the increased infection rates are not always obvious based on mosquito testing results.. 3. Communities at high or critical risk for EEE are urged to consider rescheduling outdoor, evening events that occur between the hours of dusk and dawn. Communities at high or critical risk for WNV should consider outreach to residents over the age of 50 with information about peak mosquito activity hours.. ...
Overview: Epidemiology of arthropod-borne and other zoonotic viral diseases. Research Interests. My primary research interests are on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of arthropod-borne and zoonotic viral diseases. Most of my work involves field studies of the ecology of the viruses and laboratory investigations on their pathology in animals. I am also director of the World Reference Center of Emerging Viruses and Arboviruses. This is a large collection, which includes most of the known arboviruses as well as reagents (antibodies and antigens) for them. These are distributed at no cost to qualified investigators throughout the world. The Reference Collection is an invaluable resource for persons interested in comparative studies of viral interrelationships and pathogenicity. We also receive unknown virus samples for identification and characterization. Recent Publications. Search PubMed Database for Publications SciVal Publications Overview ...
This study is, to the authors knowledge, the first survey of mosquito species on equine premises in the UK. This work has demonstrated the presence of several mosquito species that are candidate vectors of pathogens affecting horses. Commonly found mosquito species on equine premises during this study included Oc. detritus, Oc. caspius, Cs. annulata, Cx. pipiens s.l., Cx. torrentium, An. claviger, An. plumbeus and Oc. punctor. Although mosquito density could be considered low at most of the sites sampled, this could be partly explained by the fact that the months of March, April and May in 2015 were relatively dry for all of the regions except the northwest (Met Office 2016). Climate change predictions suggest increased temperature and potential for flooding events in the UK (Met Office 2010, Caminade and others 2012, Medlock and Leach 2015), which are likely to increase the abundance of native mosquito species. It therefore seems likely that in the future there may be significantly increased ...
Diagnostic and epidemiologic virology laboratories have in large part traded conventional techniques of virus detection and identification for more rapid, novel, and sensitive molecular methods. By doing so, useful phenotypic characteristics are not being determined. We feel that the impact of this shift in emphasis has impaired studies of the biology of viruses. This position paper is a plea to the scientific and administrative communities to reconsider the importance of such information. We also suggest a revised paradigm for virus isolation and characterization and provide a rationale for accumulating biologic (phenotypic) information ...
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Summary Sera collected from 60 selected South Florida patients with undiagnosed infectious disease in 1961, 1962, and 1963 were studied in hemagglutination-inhibition tests with 22 selected arboviruses. This was done in order to determine whether or not any one of the viruses caused the disease of each patient and to determine the HI antibody status of representative South Florida residents against a spectrum of arboviruses. Among the 60 patients, 11 had encephalitis, 39 had aseptic meningitis, and the illnesses of the remaining 10 were characterized as undifferentiated febrile illnesses. Hemagglutination-inhibition antibodies were observed to 10 arboviruses in one or more of the late sera from nine patients: three were cases of encephalitis, three were aseptic meningitis and three were classified as undifferentiated febrile illnesses. The antibodies were to eight Group B viruses including bat salivary gland, Bussuquara, dengue type 2, Ilheus, Modoc, MVE, Powassan, and SLE, as well as Bunyamwera, Guaroa
Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are currently the most important biological vectors of livestock arboviruses in Europe. Outbreaks of bluetongue virus (BTV) and Schmallenberg virus (SBV) continue to have a significant economic impact through clinical disease and the imposition of animal trade movement restrictions. At least three Culicoides-borne viruses recently identified in Europe possess an unknown origin, hence future outbreaks involving described or undescribed strains or species of Culicoides-borne viruses have a high potential of occurring in the future. These viruses could include further incursions of known arboviruses (including additional species of Culicoides-borne arboviruses such as African horse sickness or Epizootic Haemorhagic Disease Virus) or as yet undescribed species with an unknown pathogenicity to livestock or humans. In this project we will dissect Culicoides vector-arbovirus relationships across multiple ecosystems and species and in unprecedented ...
Abstract. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are an abundant mammal with a wide geographic distribution in the United States, which make them good sentinels for monitoring arboviral activity across the country. Exposure to various arboviruses has been detected in white-tailed deer, typically in conjunction with another diagnostic finding. To better assess the exposure of white-tailed deer to seven arboviruses, we tested 1,508 sera collected from 2010 to 2016 for antibodies to eastern equine encephalitis (2.5%), Powassan (4.2%), St. Louis encephalitis, (3.7%), West Nile (6.0%), Maguari (19.4%), La Crosse (30.3%), and bluetongue (7.8%) viruses. At least one arbovirus was detected in 51.3%, and exposure to more than one arbovirus was identified in 17.6% of the white-tailed deer sampled.
Arboviruses, or arthropod-borne viruses, affecting humans are RNA viruses that are biologically transmitted to vertebrate hosts by the bite of arthropod vectors. There are more than 500 arboviruses which are grouped in at least seven families; Togaviridae, Flaviviridae, Bunyaviridae, Reoviridae, Rhabdoviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, and Asfarviridae.. About 100 arboviruses cause illness in humans and through investigation of travel history and exposures laboratory and clinical diagnosis can be simplified. The majority of arboviruses result in simple febrile illness that is not uncommon to symptoms of common viral or bacterial infections. Typically clinical features of "acute arboviral fevers usually include a sudden onset of debilitating symptoms, such as malaise, extreme headache, myalgia, lumbar pain, and sometimes nausea, vomiting, and dizziness" (Lanciotti & Tsai, 2007, p. 1486). Given the large number of arboviruses there is a broad range of symptoms that may also occur including aseptic ...
The rapid succession of the pandemic of arbovirus diseases, such as dengue, West Nile fever, chikungunya, and Zika fever, has intensified research on these and other arbovirus diseases worldwide. Investigating the unique mode of vector-borne transmission requires a clear understanding of the roles of vertebrates. One major obstacle to this understanding is the ambiguity of the arbovirus definition originally established by the World Health Organization. The paucity of pertinent information on arbovirus transmission at the time contributed to the notion that vertebrates played the role of reservoir in the arbovirus transmission cycle. Because this notion is a salient feature of the arbovirus definition, it is important to reexamine its validity. This review addresses controversial issues concerning vertebrate reservoirs and their role in arbovirus persistence in nature, examines the genesis of the problem from a historical perspective, discusses various unresolved issues from multiple points of view,
Arbovirus is a term used to refer to any viruses that is transmitted by arthropod vectors. The word arbovirus is an acronym (ARthropod-BOrne virus). The word tibovirus (TIck-BOrne virus) is sometimes used to more specifically describe viruses transmitted by ticks, a superorder within the arthropods. Arboviruses can affect both animals, including humans, and plants. In humans, symptoms of arbovirus infection generally occur 3-15 days after exposure to the virus and last 3 or 4 days. The most common clinical features of infection are fever, headache, and malaise, but encephalitis and hemorrhagic fever may also occur. Arboviruses were not known to exist until the rise of modern medicine, with the germ theory and an understanding that viruses were distinct from other microorganisms. The connection between arthropods and disease was not postulated until 1881 when Cuban doctor and scientist Carlos Finlay proposed that yellow fever may be transmitted by mosquitoes instead of human contact, a reality ...
Arboviruses (arthropod-borne virus) cause viral infections that are spread by mosquitoes and other blood-sucking insects, such as ticks. Arbovirus testing can help diagnose the cause of meningitis or encephalitis and distinguish an arbovirus infection from other conditions causing similar symptoms.
A genus of Togaviridae, also known as Group A Arboviruses, serologically related to each other but not to other Togaviridae. The Viruses are transmitted by Mosquitoes. The type species is the Sindbis Virus ...
VIRUS DISEASES : Arboviral infections of the central nervous system = MALADIES À VIRUS : Infections à arbovirus du système nerveux ...
ajmst37 at vms.cis.pitt.edu wrote: ,hello, ,just doing some reading on arboviruses, and I was wondering just how ,worried people in the U.S. should be. Depends on where in the US you are. Obviously the southern states are more of a worry than northern ones. The US has a HUGE arbovirus research team, operating mainly out of CDC Atlanta , Is it true that the Aedes Aegyptes ,(sp?) mosquito is in the U.S.? Is this not the same mosquito that carries ,yellow fever and Dengue fever? Yes, but arbovirus ecology depends on more than just a moquito vector. You also need mosquito breeding grounds, a suitable vertebrate host that the mozzie usually bites, and a high enough level of viraemia in the usual hosts to allow spill over into the human population. , Since the attempted malaria eradication, ,are all mosquitos immune to most pesticides, or is that still the best way ,to prevent arbovirus outbreaks? It is not so much mosquito immuity but rather any kind of pesticide spraying has limited efficiency when ...
Looking for arbovirus? Find out information about arbovirus. Small, arthropod-borne animal viruses that are unstable at room temperature and inactivated by sodium deoxycholate; cause several types of encephalitis.... Explanation of arbovirus
Arbovirus: Arbovirus, acronym derived from arthropod-borne virus, a group of viruses that develop in arthropods (chiefly blood-sucking mosquitoes and ticks), in which they cause no apparent harm, and are subsequently transmitted by bites to vertebrate hosts, in which they establish infections and complete
Curated by Journal of General Virology Editor Dr Eng Eong Ooi (Duke NUS Medical School) and Advisory Board Member Dr Esther Schnettler (Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine), this collection presents the latest advances in arbovirus research. This collection was launched in conjuction with IMAV 2017 and in line with IMAV 2019 welcomes submissions of original research articles, Insight Reviews and full-length Reviews.Find out more about how to submit to the collection here.
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Background , Models of arbovirus transmission are useful in estimating the burden of Dengue, forecasting areas of risk for the emergence of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika in non-endemic areas, and in assessing the potential of control interventions. The utility of these models relies on their grounding in empirical data at multiple scales describing the disease transmission process. The aims are to (i) model the dynamics of viruses in their invertebrate and vertebrate hosts as well as the movement of these hosts viz ...
The arbovirus transmission project in ABADRU and KSU will aim to understand the biological processes associated with establishment of infection in vectors, transmission of virus, establishment of mammalian infection as well as disease pathogenesis and immunity that could impact the domestic feral and commercial swine. A multidisciplinary approach combining genetics, microbiology, vector ecology, insect physiology, ecology, virology, pathology and immunology and other sub-disciplines will be used to address this research objective described above. Specifically, this agreement will establish funding to support two Ph.D. graduate students for four years to work with the principle investigators (ARS ABADRU and KSU) to fulfill these objectives. Trainees will be selected based upon previous experience, accomplishments and interests to participate in projects and be trained in techniques related to research on vector-borne viruses. The goal is to add to the collective expertise in the U.S. and enhance ...
Encephalomyelitis disease is mainly caused by childhood viruses, arboviruses, herpes simplex virus, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
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Background: The global distribution and disease burden of arboviral diseases have increased over recent years. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the epidemiology of arboviruses remains poorly characterized. Methods: Following the PRISMA guidelines, we systematically reviewed available records across the WHO, World Bank, and UNAIDS-defined MENA region describing the human, animal, and vector prevalence for six arboviruses which were selected based on their known endemicity in the region and broader global importance: chikungunya virus (CHIKV), crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), dengue virus (DENV), rift valley fever virus (RVFV), west nile virus (WNV), and yellow fever (YFV). Geospatial prevalence maps were generated using ArcGIS software. Results: We screened 2,090 reports and identified 586 prevalence measures for the arboviruses of interest in humans (40%) and animals (60%) in MENA. Countries with no published prevalence data were Algeria, Bahrain, Palestine, ...
Colorado tick fever (CTF) is a disease caused by an RNA virus, Colorado tick fever virus (CTFV). Symptoms, which are often non-specific, begin 3 to 5 days after the bite with an abrupt onset of fever and any of these: headaches, chills, malaise, photophobia, myalgias, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. In 5 to 15% of cases a rash occurs. Neurologic complications may also occur. 50% of patients have single recurrence of fever ("saddleback" fever).. IFA titers for diagnosis. PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is the test most often used to diagnose the disease. CTF is transmitted by Dermacentor andersoni (Rocky Mt. wood tick) which causes illness from the Western Black Hills to the West Coast in the USA. Some cases of transmission through blood transfusion have been reported. Treatment consists of supportive care.. ©LDA. 2014. 2015. This web site provides practical and useful information on the subject matters covered. It is distributed with the understanding that LDA is not engaged in ...
Additional Information and References:. Parasitic Diseases of Wild Mammals, Second Edition. Edited by William M. Samuel, Margo J. Pybus, A. Alan Kocan. 2001. Chapter 4-Ticks. Artsob H. 1989. Powassan encephalitis, p. 29-49 In T. P Monath (ed.), The arboviruses: epidemiology and ecology, vol. IV. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.. Bishopp FC and CN Smith. (1937). A new species of Ixodes from Massachusetts. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 39: 133-138.. Bowen GS. (1989). Colorado tick fever virus, In: T. P. Monath (ed.), The Arboviruses: Epidemiology and Ecology. Vol. II. pp. 159-176. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.. Bowen GS, McLean RG, Shriner RB, Francy DB, Pokorny KS, Trimble JM, Bolin RA, Barnes AM, Calisher CH, and Muth DJ. (1981). The ecology of Colorado tick fever in Rocky Mountain National Park in 1974. II. Infection in small mammals. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 30: 490-496.. Calisher CH. 1994. Medically important arboviruses of the United States and Canada. Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 7(1): 89-116.. Carey ...
Colorado Tick Fever. In: Hay, Jr WW, Levin MJ, Deterding RR, Abzug MJ. Hay, Jr W.W., Levin M.J., Deterding R.R., Abzug M.J. Eds. William W. Hay, Jr, et al.eds. Quick Medical Diagnosis & Treatment Pediatrics New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; . http://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=2196§ionid=166956538. Accessed January 20, 2018 ...
The Alphavirus genus within the Togaviridae family contains several important mosquito-borne arboviruses. Other than the antiviral activity of RNAi, relatively little is known about alphavirus interactions with insect cell defences. Here we show that Semliki Forest virus (SFV) infection of Aedes albopictus-derived U4.4 mosquito cells reduces cellular gene expression. Activation prior to SFV infection of pathways involving STAT/IMD, but not Toll signaling reduced subsequent virus gene expression and RNA levels. These pathways are therefore not only able to mediate protective responses against bacteria but also arboviruses. However, SFV infection of mosquito cells did not result in activation of any of these pathways and suppressed their subsequent activation by other stimuli. ...
All the Dogs owners asked this common question as to how can we identify the Dog Tick Fever? No worries, we will help you. If a dog has tick fever which appears in acute, sub-clinical and chronic stages. Acute will experience symptoms such as respiratory troubles, swollen lymph nodes, loss of weight, fever, bleeding problems, and neurological issues. It appears in the beginning stages of tick fever. In fact, sub-clinical stage of Dog Tick Fever, display zero indication of the disease. So that dont exhibit symptoms and the dog possesses a good immune system, they could potentially fight off tick fever during the sub-clinical period. In the chronic stages, they might display severe symptoms such as anemia, vision difficulties, eye hemorrhaging is one example and lameness, uncontrollable bleeding, limb swelling, and failure of the bone marrow. Then their health condition characterized by low blood-platelet counts. So that chronic ehrlichiosis sometimes succumbs to the ailment.. Beyond that, After ...
We found this interesting information on the internet and thought you would like to be aware of the symptoms of Zika…especially since its so new here in the US.. Symptoms of Zika virus in most people are similar to other arboviruses such as Chikungunya (fever, headache, fatigue primarily). The recent epidemic in Brazil, however, has been distinctively marked by detection of the disease in fetal amniotic fluid and an elevated reporting of cases of microcephaly (small head size) in newborns.. Given the virus recent introduction to the Americas, some epidemiologists have expressed concern that resistance may be low, leading to increased transmission rates and severity of symptoms. In rare cases, Zika symptoms have been associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome, which causes the bodys immune system to attack its neurological system and can lead to paralysis.. Because no Zika vaccine yet exist, the response to the outbreak involves stepped-up public health efforts, including vector control of ...
We found this interesting information on the internet and thought you would like to be aware of the symptoms of Zika…especially since its so new here in the US.. Symptoms of Zika virus in most people are similar to other arboviruses such as Chikungunya (fever, headache, fatigue primarily). The recent epidemic in Brazil, however, has been distinctively marked by detection of the disease in fetal amniotic fluid and an elevated reporting of cases of microcephaly (small head size) in newborns.. Given the virus recent introduction to the Americas, some epidemiologists have expressed concern that resistance may be low, leading to increased transmission rates and severity of symptoms. In rare cases, Zika symptoms have been associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome, which causes the bodys immune system to attack its neurological system and can lead to paralysis.. Because no Zika vaccine yet exist, the response to the outbreak involves stepped-up public health efforts, including vector control of ...
Encephalitis is generally a viral illness. Viruses such as those responsible for causing cold sores, mumps, measles, and chickenpox can also cause encephalitis. A certain family of viruses, the Arboviruses are spread by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks. The equine (meaning horse), West Nile, Japanese, La Crosse, and St. Louis encephalitis viruses are all mosquito-borne. Although viruses are the most common source of infection, bacteria, fungi, and parasites can also be responsible ...
Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies, which comprise the family Culicidae. Females of most species are ectoparasites, whose tube-like mouthparts (called a proboscis) pierce the hosts skin to consume blood. The word "mosquito" (formed by mosca and diminutive ito) is Spanish for "little fly".[2] Thousands of species feed on the blood of various kinds of hosts, mainly vertebrates, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even some kinds of fish. Some mosquitoes also attack invertebrates, mainly arthropods. Though the loss of blood is seldom of any importance to the victim, the saliva of the mosquito often causes an irritating rash that is a serious nuisance. Much more serious though, are the roles of many species of mosquitoes as vectors of diseases. In passing from host to host, some transmit extremely harmful infections such as malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, west Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus and other arboviruses, rendering it the deadliest animal family in ...
Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies that constitute the family Culicidae. Females of most species are ectoparasites, whose tube-like mouthparts (called a proboscis) pierce the hosts skin to consume blood. The word "mosquito" (formed by mosca and diminutive -ito) is Spanish for "little fly." Thousands of species feed on the blood of various kinds of hosts, mainly vertebrates, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even some kinds of fish. Some mosquitoes also attack invertebrates, mainly other arthropods. Though the loss of blood is seldom of any importance to the victim, the saliva of the mosquito often causes an irritating rash that is a serious nuisance. Much more serious though, are the roles of many species of mosquitoes as vectors of diseases. In passing from host to host, some transmit extremely harmful infections such as malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus and other arboviruses, rendering it the deadliest animal family ...
Dr. Beasleys research currently focuses on the molecular basis of virulence and antigenic variations between strains of West Nile virus. His labs wider research activities include studies related to the development of improved diagnostic and therapeutic reagents and vaccines for flaviviruses and other arboviruses. Dr. Beasley is Co-Director of the Keiller/GNL BSL3 laboratories, Director of the GNL Regulatory Services Core, and directs research activities associated with an NIH-sponsored animal models contract to undertake GLP compliant animal and in vitro studies ...
State of Connecticut Mosquito Trapping and Arbovirus Testing Program--Historical Information Abstract: State of Connecticut Mosquito Trapping and Arbovirus Testing Program--Historical Information--1993-2013
As part of ongoing arbovirus surveillance, we screened ticks obtained from livestock in northeastern Kenya in 2008 to assess the risk for human exposure to tick-borne viruses. Of 1,144 pools of 8,600 Hyalomma spp. ticks screened for Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever virus by reverse transcription PCR, 23 pools were infected, demonstrating a potential for human exposure ...
Unlike most arboviruses that replicate in the cytoplasm of the host cells, ZIKAV replicates in the nucleus. ZIKAV is an enveloped virus with a positive sense, single stranded, 11 kb RNA genome. It contains 5 and 3 untranslated regions flanking a single open reading frame. The single polypeptide is cleaved by cellular and viral proteases into three structural proteins, the binding capsid, and seven non-structural proteins. Infection begins in dendritic cells at the site of inoculation, and spreads to lymph nodes and the bloodstream throughout the host. At present, ZIKAV viral RNA concentrations are detectable in blood specimens collected ,3 days after the onset of illness, and levels are still detectable in some individuals as late as 11 days after illness onset [2].. ZIKAV manifests clinically with headache, rash, fever, joint pain, and malaise; the symptomology resembles that of Dengue, Yellow Fever, West Nile, and Chikungunya viruses. However, it is estimated that only 1 in 4 infected ...
This report includes information on infections of the alphaviuses and flaviviruses, which were notifibable in Australia during the 2009-2010 season. The report also inlcudes data on the Sentinel Chicken Surveillance Programme, which is used to provide an early warning of increased flavivirus activity in Australia.
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The understanding of the current chikungunya burden depends on a better understanding of the mortality associated with this arboviruses. Our findings show excess mortality during chikungunya epidemics in three most affected states in Brazil. The correlation between the incidence of chikungunya and increase in all-cause mortality reinforce the possibility that chikungunya virus has an impact on mortality rates. Similar results have already been found in other chikungunya epidemics in the past decades2,3,4. Incidence of dengue virus was high in all studied areas in the years 2011-2013, used as a baseline5. Therefore, we suggest that the excess deaths should be related to chikungunya infections and not another arbovirus that occurs at the same season. This is the first time that the excess mortality associated with chikungunya by age group has been calculated, and the results are very close to that found in the Reunion Islands epidemic using the data obtained in the death certificates16.. Since the ...
Arboviruses include mosquitoborne and tickborne agents that persist in nature in complex cycles involving birds or mammals, including humans. Arboviral infection can cause fever, headache, meningitis, encephalitis, and sometimes death. During 1996-1997, health departments in 19 states reported to CDC 286 confirmed or probable * cases (eight fatal) of arboviral encephalitis in humans (132 cases in 1996 and 154 provisionally in 1997). Surveillance programs in 18 states detected enzootic arboviral activity in mosquito or sentinel or wild bird populations, and cases of arboviral disease were recognized among horses or emus in 24 states. This report summarizes information about arboviral infection of the central nervous system in the United States during 1996-1997. La Crosse Encephalitis During 1996-1997, a total of 252 La Crosse encephalitis (LAC) cases (103 confirmed and 149 probable; one fatal) were reported from 12 states. Patients ranged in age from 5 months to 78 years (mean: 9 years), and 95% ...
In Japan, epizootic arboviral infections have severely impacted the livestock industry for a long period. Akabane, Aino, Chuzan, bovine ephemeral fever and Ibaraki viruses have repeatedly caused epizootic abnormal births and febrile illness in the cattle population. In addition, Peaton, Sathuperi, Shamonda and DAguilar viruses and epizootic hemorrhagic virus serotype 7 have recently emerged in Japan and are also considered to be involved in abnormal births in cattle. The above-mentioned viruses are hypothesized to circulate in tropical and subtropical Asia year round and to be introduced to temperate East Asia by long-distance aerial dispersal of infected vectors. To watch for arbovirus incursion and assess the possibility of its early warning, monitoring for arboviruses was conducted in the Yaeyama Islands, located at the most southwestern area of Japan, between 1994 and 2014. Blood sampling was conducted once a year, in the autumn, in 40 to 60 healthy cattle from the Yaeyama Islands. Blood samples
Colorado tick fever is a condition acquired from a bite of the Dermacentor andersoni wood tick. Learn to recognize the indications by reading here.
Two species of arbovirus vector, Culex torrentium and Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae), occur in several European countries, but difficulties in their accurate identification and discrimination have hampered both detailed and large-scale distribution and abundance studies. Using a molecular identification method, we identified to species 2559 larvae of Cx. pipiens/torrentium collected from 138 sites in 13 European countries ranging from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean coast. In addition, samples of 1712 males of Cx. pipiens/torrentium collected at several sites in the Czech Republic were identified to species based on the morphology of their hypopygia. We found that the two species occur together in large areas of Europe, and that Cx. torrentium dominates in northern Europe and Cx. pipiens dominates south of the Alps. The transition in dominance occurs in central Europe, where both species are roughly equally common. There was a strong correlation between the length of the growing season at ...
In 1975 Ohio experienced the largest epidemic of mosquito-borne encephalitis in its history. Four hundred and sixty-eight human cases (416 St. Louis [SLE] and 52 California [CE] occurred with 30 fatalities; one death was due to CE. The entire United States was hard hit (Illinois, 475; Indiana, 297; Mississippi, 210; Michigan, 20; Tennessee, 91; 30 others, 550 ) with 1816 SLE, 160 CE, 133, Western, and 3 Eastern encephalitis cases causing 150 fatalities. The cycle of mosquito-borne encephalitis in nature progresses as follows: A mosquito infected with virus feeds on a non-infected animal, such as a bird in the case of St. Louis encephalitis. In approximately 24 hours the bird begins circulating the virus in its blood stream. This situation is called viremia. The bird circulates virus in sufficient quantity to infect other non-infected mosquitoes for a period of approximately four days. The virus then leaves the blood stream, and the bird is no longer able to infect a mosquito. After a period of
In biology and immunology, an alphavirus belongs to the group IV Togaviridae family of viruses, according to the system of classification based on viral genome composition introduced by David Baltimore in 1971. Alphaviruses, like all other group IV viruses, have a positive sense, single-stranded RNA genome. There are thirty alphaviruses able to infect various vertebrates such as humans, rodents, fish, birds, and larger mammals such as horses as well as invertebrates. Transmission between species and individuals occurs mainly via mosquitoes making the alphaviruses a contributor to the collection of Arboviruses - or Arthropod-Borne Viruses. Alphavirus particles are enveloped, have a 70 nm diameter, tend to be spherical (although slightly pleomorphic), and have a 40 nm isometric nucleocapsid. The alphaviruses are small, spherical, enveloped viruses with a genome of a single positive sense strand RNA. The total genome length ranges between 11,000 and 12,000 nucleotides, and has a 5 cap, and 3 ...
A primary aim is to fully understand the mechanisms of Wolbachia-mediated arbovirus transmission blocking in mosquitoes. The viruses studied include dengue and Zika, in the most important mosquito vector species Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. We are examining the interactions between these mosquito hosts and various native and non-native strains of Wolbachia, including bacterial density (which correlates positively with degree of virus-blocking), interactions between Wolbachia strains in multi-strain infections, and the modulation of various host cellular metabolic pathways by Wolbachia that can impact on virus transmission.. We are also working towards collaborative open field trials in Malaysia in both mosquito species, using various Wolbachia strains to reduce the transmission of dengue and other mosquito-borne viruses. This includes creation of new transinfected lines, and characterization of the effects on mosquito fitness and viral susceptibility.. ...
Temperature Maps. These are maximum and minimum Temperature Anomaly Maps by month for Australia and are linked to the Bureau of Meteorology web site at: ,http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/silo/temp_maps.cgi,. Note that Temperature Anomaly Maps denote the departure in temperature from the long-period average value for a particular time period. Click on your Back button to return to the NSW Arbovirus Surveillance Web site. ...
Another name for Mediterranean Tick Fever is Boutonneuse Fever. Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat boutonneuse fever: * Infectious ...
In: Proceedings of a symposium on continuous cell lines as substrates for biologicals, Arlington, Virginia USA, May 1988. Basel: Karger, 1989;113-24 (Developments in biological standardization; 70 ...
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Culex is the largest genus of Culicini and includes vectors of several arboviruses and filarial worms. Many species of Culex are morphologically similar, which makes their identification difficult, particularly when using female specimens. To aid evolutionary studies and species distinction, molecular techniques are often used. Sequences of the second internal transcribed spacer (ITS2) of ribosomal DNA (rDNA) from 16 species of the genus Culex and one of Lutzia were used to assess their genomic variability and to verify their applicability in the phylogenetic analysis of the group. The distance matrix (uncorrected p-distance) that was obtained revealed intragenomic and intraspecific variation. Because of the intragenomic variability, we selected ITS2 copies for use in distance analyses based on their secondary structures. Neighbour-joining topology was obtained with an uncorrected p-distance. Despite the heterogeneity observed, individuals of the same species were grouped together and correlated ...
Arboviruses and Mosquitoes in the United States: The New Normal (Re-evaluating Core Public Health Needs). Roger S. Nasci, Ph.D. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases. OMCA 10/25-26, 2004. Slideshow 4516885 by indra
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101. USE OF COMPOSITE FLOUR BLENDS FOR BISCUIT MAKING (PEANUT/CASSAVA. 102. ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF SPINACH. 103. ARTHROPOD-BORNE VIRUSES (ARBOVIRUSES) AND THE DISEASES THEY CAUSE IN HUMANS. 104. OVERVIEW OF AUTOIMMUNE HAEMOLYTIC ANEMIA. 105. ANTIOXIDANT MICRONUTRIENTS IN PREGNANT WOMEN FROM SOME RURAL COMMUNITIES IN ENUGU AND EBONYI STATES OF NIGERIA.. 106 NUTRITIONAL AND SENSORY QUALITIES OF SOYMILK-KUNNU BLENDS. 107 EFFECT OF HONEY ON UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT ORGANISM. 108 PHYSIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT BRANDS OF PARACETAMOL TABLET IN THE MARKET. 109 COMBINED ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF DELONIX REGIA AND IXORA SPECIES ON ENTERIC ORGANISMS. 110 DETERMINATION OF MICROBIAL LOAD ON SMOKED FISH SOLD IN SOME PARTS OF OWERRI. 111 MICRO-ORGANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH OTITIS MEDIA INFECTIONS AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN PARTS OF OHAJI/EGBEMA L.G.A. 112 HAND HYGIENE PRACTICES AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN OHAJI EGBEMA, IMO STATE. 113 BACTERIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VAGINAL INFECTION IN FEMALE ...
101. USE OF COMPOSITE FLOUR BLENDS FOR BISCUIT MAKING (PEANUT/CASSAVA. 102. ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF SPINACH. 103. ARTHROPOD-BORNE VIRUSES (ARBOVIRUSES) AND THE DISEASES THEY CAUSE IN HUMANS. 104. OVERVIEW OF AUTOIMMUNE HAEMOLYTIC ANEMIA. 105. ANTIOXIDANT MICRONUTRIENTS IN PREGNANT WOMEN FROM SOME RURAL COMMUNITIES IN ENUGU AND EBONYI STATES OF NIGERIA.. 106 NUTRITIONAL AND SENSORY QUALITIES OF SOYMILK-KUNNU BLENDS. 107 EFFECT OF HONEY ON UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT ORGANISM. 108 PHYSIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT BRANDS OF PARACETAMOL TABLET IN THE MARKET. 109 COMBINED ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF DELONIX REGIA AND IXORA SPECIES ON ENTERIC ORGANISMS. 110 DETERMINATION OF MICROBIAL LOAD ON SMOKED FISH SOLD IN SOME PARTS OF OWERRI. 111 MICRO-ORGANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH OTITIS MEDIA INFECTIONS AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN PARTS OF OHAJI/EGBEMA L.G.A. 112 HAND HYGIENE PRACTICES AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN OHAJI EGBEMA, IMO STATE. 113 BACTERIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VAGINAL INFECTION IN FEMALE ...
Peter Hotez and Serap Aksoy, co-Editors in Chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diaseases, contemplate the recent rises in various vector-borne NTDs around the world. In 2013 both chikungunya and Zika virus infection are believed to have first emerged in the Western Hemisphere where both viruses now affect much of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean region and also threaten the United States. Chikungunya made its first appearance on the Caribbean island nation of Saint Martin at the end of 2013 and has since spread throughout much of the Americas, including the first locally acquired case in Texas reported this year. Similarly, molecular clock studies indicate that Zika probably first entered the Americas between May and December of 2013 before also spreading throughout Latin America and the Caribbean region, and there are fears that transmission of Zika might start by later this summer in the continental US.. While the rapid dissemination of these arbovirus infections in the Western ...
A genus of Togaviridae, also known as Group A Arboviruses, serologically related to each other but not to other Togaviridae. The Viruses are transmitted by Mosquitoes. The type species is the Sindbis Virus ...
The most important arboviruses affecting humans originated in Africa, yet research on the major Aedes vectors in Africa, where misdiagnosis and malaria-focus leads to underestimated arboviral impacts, lags far behind that elsewhere in the world. Indeed, current WHO dengue control guidelines are based on evidence from Latin America and South East Asia, and their applicability to African vector-disease settings is unclear.
When Fausto was found, he was running desoriented in the middle of the road among the cars, very thin and covered with wounds that did not seem to be healing. We took him to the vet who did the snap blood tests and it resulted that he had a tick fever and a suspicion of leshmaniasis. When a dog has a tick fever, the leshmaniasis test is very often inconclusive - neither positive nor negative but suspected. The tick fever influences the results so it is advisable to cure the tick fever first and then repeat the leshmaniasis test. So we did ...
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Arthropod-borne encephalitis viruses represent a significant public health problem throughout most of the world. These viruses, which belong to the familiesFlaviviridae,Togaviridae,Bunyaviridae, and Reoviridae, are usually highly adapted to particula
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Zika virus (ZIKV), belonging to the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus, is an arthropod‐borne virus that was first discovered from the Zika forest in Uganda in 1947
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Partial nucleotide sequence of the Murray Valley encephalitis virus genome. Comparison of the encoded polypeptides with yellow fever virus structural and non-structural proteins. AU - Dalgarno, Lynn. AU - Trent, Dennis W.. AU - Strauss, James H.. AU - Rice, Charles M.. PY - 1986/2/5. Y1 - 1986/2/5. N2 - The sequence of 5400 bases corresponding to the 5′-terminal half of the Murray Valley encephalitis virus genome has been determined. The genome contains a 5′ non-coding region of about 97 nucleotides, followed by a single continuous open reading frame that encodes the structural proteins followed by the non-structural proteins. Amino acid sequence homology between the Murray Valley encephalitis and yellow fever (Rice et al., 1985) polyproteins is 42% over the region sequenced. The start points of the various Murray Valley encephalitis virus-coded proteins have been assigned on the basis of this homology and a consistent set of potential proteolytic cleavage sites identified, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Biochemical and antigenic comparisons of the envelope glycoproteins of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis virus strains. AU - France, J. K.. AU - Wyrick, B. C.. AU - Trent, D. W.. PY - 1979. Y1 - 1979. N2 - Pulse-chase experiments after synchronous initiation of translation indicate that the Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis (VEE) virus membrane glycoprotein, E2, is derived by proteolytic cleavage of the precursor, PE2. The structural proteins of VEE virus strains representing each of the antigenic subtypes and varieties have been compared by discontinuous SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Nucleocapsid proteins of all isolates were similar in size (mol. wt. 35 to 36x103). The mol. wt. of E1 varied from 48 to 51x103 and the mol. wt. of E2 glycoproteins ranged from 53 to 59x103. Pixuna virus contained a third envelope glycoprotein of 59x103 mol. wt.in addition to the two major glycoproteins of mol. wt. 53x103 and 48x103 respectively. The isoeletric points (pI) of E1 and E2 ...
Houston and Harris County for instance, are home to two major mosquito species - Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus - that can transmit several arboviruses such as dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya virus. Research led by Dr. Kristy O. Murray provided strong evidence that dengue emerged in Houston between 2003 and 2005. Our region is also home to the Culex mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus infection. These arbovirus infections have important health and economic consequences for the region. Houston and Harris County for instance, are home to two major mosquito species - Aedes aegypti andAedes albopictus - that can transmit several arboviruses such as dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya virus. Research led by Dr. Kristy O. Murray provided strong evidence that dengue emerged in Houston between 2003 and 2005. Our region is also home to the Culex mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus infection. These arbovirus infections have important health and economic consequences for the ...
Both Aedes aegytpi and Ae. albopictus are major vectors of 5 important arboviruses (namely chikungunya virus, dengue virus, Rift Valley fever virus, yellow fever virus, and Zika virus), making these mosquitoes an important factor in the worldwide burden of infectious disease. Vector control using insecticides coupled with larval source reduction is critical to control the transmission of these viruses to humans but is threatened by the emergence of insecticide resistance. Here, we review the available evidence for the geographical distribution of insecticide resistance in these 2 major vectors worldwide and map the data collated for the 4 main classes of neurotoxic insecticide (carbamates, organochlorines, organophosphates, and pyrethroids). Emerging resistance to all 4 of these insecticide classes has been detected in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Target-site mutations and increased insecticide detoxification have both been linked to resistance in Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus but more work is
Genetic and phenotypic variation of genotype 1 (G1) and genotype 2 (G2) Murray valley encephalitis virus (MVEV) were characterised. G2 viruses were a minority, had lower levels of genetic diversity and an attenuated phenotype in the mouse model of MVE. G1 isolates were abundant with higher levels of genetic diversity and a virulent phenotype. The restricted evolution of MVEV was due to multiplication in mosquito cells. An RT-qPCR assay detecting all MVEV genotypes was developed.. ...
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys. The first large outbreak of disease caused by Zika infection was reported from the Island of Yap (Federated States of Micronesia) in 2007. Sexual transmission of Zika virus has been confirmed with other modes of transmission being investigated. The incubation period of Zika virus disease is not well defined but is likely to be a few days - similar to other arbovirus infections such as dengue. A diagnosis of Zika virus infection can only be confirmed through laboratory tests on blood or other body fluids, such as urine, saliva or semen.. In 2015, an association between Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barré syndrome and microcephaly was reported. Now, a comprehensive review, confirms that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Some evidence exists that other neurological disorders are linked with Zika infection. ...
Background Dengue and chikungunya are global re-emerging mosquito-borne diseases. In Singapore, sustained vector control coupled with household improvements reduced domestic mosquito populations for the past 45 years, particularly the primary vector Aedes aegypti. However, while disease incidence was low for the first 30 years following vector control implementation, outbreaks have re-emerged in the past 15 years. Epidemiological observations point to the importance of peridomestic infection in areas not targeted by control programs. We investigated the role of vectors in peri-domestic areas. Methods We carried out entomological surveys to identify the Aedes species present in vegetated sites in highly populated areas and determine whether mosquitoes were present in open-air areas frequented by people. We compared vector competence of Aedes albopictus and Aedes malayensis with Ae. aegypti after oral infection with sympatric dengue serotype 2 and chikungunya viruses. Mosquito saliva was tested ...
Click to enlarge. Cases of Zika virus infection have appeared in travelers returning home after visits to places where local transmission is occurring. There have been over 30 documented "travel-associated cases" of Zika virus infection in 11 US states. During the first week of infection, Zika virus can be found in blood and passed from an infected person to mosquitoes. If travelers from regions where Zika virus is common have Zika virus in their blood on arrival in their home country and mosquitoes that can transmit Zika virus are present, local transmission of Zika virus is possible. But, because contact between mosquitoes and people is infrequent in most of the continental United States and Hawaii (due to mosquito control and people living and working in air-conditioned environments), local transmission of Zika virus is expected to be rare and limited.. Although Zika virus infection is transmitted primarily by mosquitoes, other modes of transmission are possible. There has been one report of ...
A method for carrying out antibody absorption studies for antigenic analysis of group B arthropod-borne (arbor) viruses is described and examples of homologous and heterologous absorption curves are presented. Evidence that antigenic structure can be a stable property was obtained with three strains of West Nile virus isolated from different hosts in different countries over a period of years. Comparative studies with viruses of the Japanese B-St. Louis-West Nile subgroup indicate that each virus contains a completely specific antigen as well as one or more cross-reactive components. Strains of yellow fever virus isolated in America were shown to lack an antigen present in strains of African origin although no differences were found between isolates from the same geographical area. The attenuated 17 D vaccine strain of yellow fever was found to have acquired an additional antigen not present in the unadapted parent or in other strains tested. However, alteration in pathogenicity for man was not ...
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Chikungunya (pronunciation: chik-en-gun-ye), a virus with a difficult name to pronounce, is also proving difficult to contain. Like the more commonly known dengue virus, chikungunya (CHIKV) is an arbovirus, where "arbo" stands for "ARthropod-BOrne." Arthropod vectors most commonly include ticks and mosquitoes. The prevalence of mosquito hosts around the world, as well as travelers infected with exotic arboviruses, make tackling the spread of CHIKV tricky.. CHIKV spreads through two species of mosquito, Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti, which bite mostly during the daytime. Both are found in the southeastern and some parts of the southwestern United States. Aedes albopictus is also found in the Mid-Atlantic and lower Midwest. Animal reservoirs, which harbor CHIKV without developing the disease, include monkeys, birds, cattle, and rodents.. The most common symptoms of CHIKV virus infection are fever and joint pain, which appear 4 - 7 days post-infection. Other symptoms may include headache, ...
Dengue is of great concern in various parts of the world, especially in tropical and subtropical countries where the mosquito vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are present. The transmission of this virus to humans, by what is known as horizontal transmission, occurs through the bite of infected females of one or other of the two mosquito species. Furthermore, an infected female or male parent, by what is known as vertical transmission, can transfer this arbovirus to some part of their offspring. Considering that vertical transmission may represent an important strategy for maintaining the circulation of arboviruses in nature, the verification of this phenomenon worldwide is extremely important and necessary to better understand its dynamic. In the present study, we conducted a literature review of the presence of natural vertical transmission of dengue virus in Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus worldwide. Searches were conducted in MEDLINE, sciELO and Lilacs and all the studies published in
Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) can persistently infect and cause limited damage to mosquito vectors. RNA interference (RNAi) is a mosquito antiviral response important in restricting RNA virus replication and has been shown to be active against some arboviruses. The goal of this study was to use a recombinant Sindbis virus (SINV; family Togaviridae; genus Alphavirus) that expresses B2 protein of Flock House virus (FHV; family Nodaviridae; genus Alphanodavirus), a protein that inhibits RNAi, to determine the effects of linking arbovirus infection with RNAi inhibition. B2 protein expression from SINV (TE/32J) inhibited the accumulation of non-specific small RNAs in Aedes aegypti mosquito cell culture and virus-specific small RNAs both in infected cell culture and Ae. aegypti mosquitoes. More viral genomic and subgenomic RNA accumulated in cells and mosquitoes infected with TE/32J virus expressing B2 (TE/32J/B2) compared to TE/32J and TE/32J virus expressing GFP. TE/32J/B2 exhibited increased
Email: [email protected] Research. My research focuses on characterizing the interactions between mosquito-borne viruses and their vectors and the influence of viral genetics on the virulence, transmission efficiency, and attenuation of different arthropod-borne viruses. The long-term objective of my research is to determine mechanisms that are responsible for the emergence of mosquito-borne viruses in nature. By studying the related mechanisms, it can not only provide the knowledge for the formulation of control strategies for emerging arboviral diseases but also assist the development of safer and immunogenic vaccine candidates. Through collaborative research, I have conducted research on emerging and re-emerging arboviruses such as Zika virus (ZIKV), chikungunya virus (CHIKV), dengue viruses (DENV), yellow fever virus (YFV), and Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). Service. I am currently the director of the Molecular Virology and Immunology Core Laboratories at the Biosecurity Research ...
Hemagglutinating antigens of Western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) virus and 5 strains of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus were charcaterized by their capacity to adsorb on inorganic (kaolin, bentonite, barium sulphate) and organic (chick embryo fibroblasts) adsorbents. The adsorption capacity of TBE virus was more marked than that of WEE. The TBE virus strains 4072 and 1524 avid in serological tests adsorbed better on inorganic adsorbents than nonavid strains No. 80 and 1509. In contrast, nonavid strains interacted better with biologic adsorbents. The adsorption capacity of tissue culture antigens was superior to that of brain hemagglutinating antigens. By means of adsorption on kaolin and chick embryo fibroblasts hemagglutinating and nonhemagglutinating infections particles of WEE and TBE viruses which also differed in some biological properties were separated. ...
The Zika virus (Zika) is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus species of mosquito. Mosquito transmission of the Zika virus is found in over 50 countries and territories worldwide, including North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Pacific Islands and Africa.. There have been travel-related cases of Zika virus infection in Missouri, but there have been no reported cases of Zika infection due to a local mosquito bite. Surveys are being conducted to determine if the types of mosquitoes found in Missouri can carry and spread Zika virus. We know that mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus are present in our state, so people should take precautions to protect themselves and their families even if Zika virus mosquitoes are not found. ...
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Muñoz, Manuel; Navarro, Juan Carlos (2012). "Virus Mayaro: un arbovirus reemergente en Venezuela y Latinoamérica" [Mayaro virus ... Figueiredo LT (2007). "Emergent arboviruses in Brazil". Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira De Medicina Tropical. 40 (2): 224-9. ... A re-emerging arboviruses in Venezuela and Latin America]. Biomédica. 32 (2). doi:10.7705/biomedica.v32i2.647. Netto M.C.M.G., ... but these signs and symptoms are unspecific to distinguish from other Arbovirus. The MAYV infection can be confirmed by ...
Like malaria, other arboviruses do not have a vaccine. The only exception is yellow fever. Prevention is focused on reducing ... The arboviruses have expanded their geographic range and infected populations that had no recent community knowledge of the ... "Emerging arboviruses: Why today?". One Health. 4: 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.onehlt.2017.06.001. Strode, Clare; Donegan, Sarah; Garner ... Mosquitoes carrying such arboviruses stay healthy because their immune systems recognizes the virions as foreign particles and ...
The La Crosse encephalitis virus is a type of arbovirus called a bunyavirus. The Bunyavirales are mainly arboviruses. Most ... La Crosse encephalitis is an encephalitis caused by an arbovirus (the La Crosse virus) which has a mosquito vector ( ...
However, arboviruses may be transmissible. Adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish-brown, flat, oval, and have no hind wings ... Adelman, ZN (Aug 2013). "Bed bugs and infectious disease: a case for the arboviruses". PLoS Pathogens. 9 (8): e1003462. doi: ...
34: Mosquito-Borne Arboviruses". In Palmer, S. R.; Lord Soulsby; Simpson, D. I. H. Zoonoses; Biology, Clinical Practice, and ... highlights the potential for arboviruses to cause severe problems far from their source enzootic foci. The causative Rocio ...
Different arboviruses may cause diverse diseases. Here, we summarize examples of Meyer's outstanding discoveries in this area. ... Meyer also investigated what are called arbovirus diseases, among them equine encephalitis. Several diseases transmitted from ...
However, arboviruses may be transmissible.[14]. Description[edit]. Physical[edit]. Adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish- ... "Bed bugs and infectious disease: a case for the arboviruses". PLoS Pathogens. 9 (8): e1003462. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat. ...
Tospoviruses are arboviruses usually vectored by thrips. At least ten species of thrips belonging to family Thripidae have been ...
Unlike the other reoviruses, orbiviruses are arboviruses. This genus currently contains 22 species (including the type species ...
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Unlike other arboviruses, BTV lacks a lipid envelope. The particle has a diameter of 86 nm. The structure of the 70 nm core was ...
ISBN 0-323-03325-3. "Aedes vigilax". NSW Arbovirus Surveillance & Vector Monitoring Program. The New South Wales Arbovirus ... Calisher, C. H. (1994). "Medically important arboviruses of the United States and Canada". Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 7 (1 ...
... arboviruses and public health in Europe". Antiviral Research. 100 (1): 102-113. doi:10.1016/j.antiviral.2013.07.020. ISSN 0166- ... Species in this family are known to be vectors for various arboviruses, as well as for nonviral animal pathogens. An example is ...
The New South Wales Arbovirus Surveillance and Mosquito Monitoring Program. Retrieved 2010-06-05. Note that 'Ochlerotatus ... http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/bites-of-passage "Aedes vigilax". NSW Arbovirus Surveillance & Vector Monitoring Program. ...
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Valassina, M.; Cusi, M. G.; Valensin, P. E. (2003). "A Mediterranean arbovirus: The Toscana virus". Journal of neurovirology. 9 ... Toscana virus (TOSV) is an arbovirus (arthropod-borne virus) belonging to Bunyavirales, an order of negative-stranded, ... "A Mediterranean arbovirus: The Toscana virus". Journal of NeuroVirology. 9 (6): 577-583. doi:10.1080/13550280390247678. PMID ...
It is transmitted through arthropod bites; therefore, it is an ARBO virus. [1], http://viralzone.expasy.org/7101?outline=all_by ...
However, there is some evidence that arboviruses may be transmissible. Bed bug bites or cimicosis may lead to a range of skin ... Adelman, ZN (Aug 2013). "Bed bugs and infectious disease: a case for the arboviruses". PLoS Pathogens. 9 (8): e1003462. doi: ...
... is a virus in the genus Orthobunyavirus of the Bunyamwera arbovirus group, order Bunyavirales. It is named for the ... Coleman PH (1969). "Tensaw virus, a new member of the Bunyamwera arbovirus group from the Southern United States". Am. J. Trop ... Wozniak A, Dowda HE, Tolson MW, Karabatsos N, Vaughan DR, Turner PE, Ortiz DI, Wills W (2001). "Arbovirus surveillance in South ... Chamberlain RW, Sudia WD, Coleman PH (1969). "Isolations of an arbovirus of the Bunyamwera group (Tensaw virus) from mosquitoes ...
"Genome sequence of Aedes aegypti, a major arbovirus vector". Science. 316 (5832): 1718-23. Bibcode:2007Sci...316.1718N. doi ...
CCHFV is the most genetically diverse of the arboviruses: Its nucleotide sequences frequently differ between different strains ...
Bhatt, P. N.; Rodrigues, F. M. (December 1967). "Chandipura: A new Arbovirus Isolated in India from Patients with Febrile ... "First Isolations of Arboviruses from Phlebotomine Sand Flies in West Africa". American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene ...
Taylor, RM (1966). "Arboviruses isolated from ARGAS TICKS IN Egypt: Quaranfil, Chenuda, and Nyamanini". Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. ...
Doherty, R. L.; Carley, J. G.; Murray, M. D.; Main, A. J.; Kay, B. H.; Domrow, R. (1975). "Isolation of arboviruses (Kemerovo ... In association with Macquarie Island penguins the tick was shown in 2009 to harbor five arboviruses: Gadgets Gully virus and ... "Ticks associated with Macquarie Island penguins carry arboviruses from four genera". PLoS ONE. 4 (2): e4375. doi:10.1371/ ...
are known vectors of arboviruses including African horse sickness virus (AHSV), bluetongue virus (BTV) and Schmallenberg virus ... Culicoides biting midges: their role as arbovirus vectors. Annual Review of Entomology, 45, 307-340PubMedCrossrefGoogle Scholar ... Culicoides biting midges, arboviruses and public health in Europe. Antiviral Research, 100, 102-13. CrossrefWeb of Science ... are known vectors of arboviruses including African horse sickness virus (AHSV), bluetongue virus (BTV) and Schmallenberg virus ...
... subgroup arbovirus) and is an enveloped RNA virus. The virus shape is icosahedral with a lipid containing envelop. It is also ... Keywords: 18598c, aedes, antigen, antigens, arbovirus disease, biological, biology, capsid, colored, coloured, enveloped rna ... subgroup arbovirus) and is an enveloped RNA virus. The virus shape is icosahedral with a lipid containing envelop. It is also ...
The arboviruses: Epidemiology and ecology. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press Inc; 1988; vol. I: 59-88. ... The arboviruses: Epidemiology and ecology. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press; 1988; vol. IV:113-143. ... Serologic survey of domestic animals for zoonotic arbovirus infections in the Lacandon Forest region of Chiapas, México. Vector ... stocks were obtained from the World Health Organization Center for Arbovirus Reference and Research maintained at the Centers ...
Arbovirus, fragmentation, epidemic, urbanization, agent-based modeling, Eastern Equine Encephailits,, RFA, Scientific ... our knowledge of the role of the landscape structure and vector and host behavior in fueling the transmission of arboviruses. ... and habitat fragmentation may put mammalian populations at greater risk in the future for epidemics caused by arboviruses. ...
Yellow fever is one of the few vaccine-preventable arboviruses. Yellow fever vaccine confers life-long immunity, and patients ...
Obeyesekere I, Hermon Y: Arbovirus heart disease: Myocarditis and cardiomyopathy following dengue and chikungunya fever. Am ...
SLE is a native arbovirus in the same virus family as West Nile virus (Flaviviridae). SLE is similar to West Nile virus in that ...
During 1993, enzootic arbovirus activity was reported from 15 states, including CE in Arizona, New York, and Texas; SLE in ... Documented arbovirus activity was high in the Sacramento Valley in California based on isolates of WEE virus from Culex ... Arbovirus Disease -- United States, 1993 During 1993, health departments from 20 states reported 78 cases of arboviral ... Although the pathogenic arboviruses in the continental United States usually cause sporadic disease in humans and/or domestic ...
Arbovirus, acronym derived from arthropod-borne virus, a group of viruses that develop in arthropods (chiefly blood-sucking ... More About Arbovirus. 1 reference found in Britannica articles. Assorted References. *viral infectious diseases* In virus: ... Arbovirus, acronym derived from arthropod-borne virus, a group of viruses that develop in arthropods (chiefly blood-sucking ... The arbovirus group is a diverse assemblage, the members of which are often assigned to viral families as they become better ...
Arbovirus definition, any of several groups of RNA-containing viruses that are transmitted by bloodsucking arthropods, as ticks ... arbovirus. in Science. arbovirus. [är′bə-vī′rəs]. *Any of a large group of RNA viruses that are transmitted primarily by ... arbovirus. in Medicine. arbovirus. (är′bə-vī′rəs). n.. *Any of a large group of viruses transmitted by arthropods, such as ... arbovirus. noun. *any one of a group of viruses that cause such diseases as encephalitis and dengue and are transmitted to ...
... Mike Poidinger mikep at biosci.uq.oz.au Thu Jun 29 02:00:16 EST 1995 *Previous message: Arbovirus danger? ... ajmst37 at vms.cis.pitt.edu wrote: ,hello, ,just doing some reading on arboviruses, and I was wondering just how ,worried ... The US has a HUGE arbovirus research team, operating mainly out of CDC Atlanta , Is it true that the Aedes Aegyptes ,(sp?) ... mosquito is in the U.S.? Is this not the same mosquito that carries ,yellow fever and Dengue fever? Yes, but arbovirus ecology ...
Arbovirus testing can help diagnose the cause of meningitis or encephalitis and distinguish an arbovirus infection from other ... Arboviruses (arthropod-borne virus) cause viral infections that are spread by mosquitoes and other blood-sucking insects, such ... Arbovirus testing detects either antibodies produced by the bodys immune system in response to a specific arbovirus infection ... There are hundreds of different arboviruses, but most are not common. Examples of arboviruses include:. Virus/Illness. Insect ...
A study of the circulation of West Nile virus in mosquitoes in a potential high-risk area for arbovirus circulation in the ... A study of the circulation of West Nile virus in mosquitoes in a potential high-risk area for arbovirus circulation in the ... Research projects Arboviruses. Microarray development. Flaviviruses show cross-reactivity in conventional serological tests, ... An additional tool for arbovirus surveillance in the Netherlands: the use of honey-baited cards to detect circulating mosquito- ...
Arbovirus is a term used to refer to any viruses that is transmitted by arthropod vectors. The word arbovirus is an acronym ( ... Arboviruses can affect both animals, including humans, and plants. In humans, symptoms of arbovirus infection generally occur 3 ... To see the epidemiology of specific arboviruses, the following resources hold maps, fact sheets, and reports on arboviruses and ... In the past, arboviruses were organized into one of four groups: A, B, C, and D. Group A denoted members of the genus ...
arbovirus synonyms, arbovirus pronunciation, arbovirus translation, English dictionary definition of arbovirus. n. Any of a ... arbovirus. Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.. Related to arbovirus: Arbovirus Encephalitis ... Arbovirus - definition of arbovirus by The Free Dictionary https://www.thefreedictionary.com/arbovirus ... genetically modified vectors for controlling arboviruses, and small molecule drug development for dengue virus.. Arboviruses: ...
Arbovirus encephalitis refers to encephalitis that is caused by arbovirus infection. There are many types of arboviral ... R.E. Shope (1980). "Arbovirus-related encephalitis". Yale J Biol Med. 53 (1): 93-99. PMC 2595845 . PMID 6769260. ...
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Longer term, chikungunya and other arboviruses "will be a big thing down here on the Gulf Coast," and possibly beyond, warned ... Clinically, he explained, it can be very difficult to distinguish between the arboviruses, because they all tend to present ... Cite this: Diffuse Hyperpigmentation Can Distinguish Chikungunya From Other Arbovirus Infections - Medscape - Nov 04, 2019. ... told Reuters Health by phone that in recent years there has been a big increase in cases involving arboviruses, such as ...
Arbovirus infections synonyms, Arbovirus infections pronunciation, Arbovirus infections translation, English dictionary ... definition of Arbovirus infections. n. Any of a large group of RNA viruses that are transmitted by arthropods, such as ... Arbovirus: important zoonoses in the Brazilian amazon/ Arbovirus: importante zoonose na amazonia Brasileira/ Arbovirus: ... arbovirus. (redirected from Arbovirus infections). Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia. ar·bo·vi·rus. (är′bə-vī′rəs ...
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  • Additionally, the results of this study will provide insight into the applicability of this modeling approach to arboviral transmission modeling in general, and further our knowledge of the role of the landscape structure and vector and host behavior in fueling the transmission of arboviruses. (epa.gov)
  • Recent research has indicated increasing rates of urbanization and habitat fragmentation may put mammalian populations at greater risk in the future for epidemics caused by arboviruses. (epa.gov)
  • Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled Arbovirus: Definition, Classification & Diseases. (study.com)
  • NAMAC provides expert technical advice on arboviruses and malaria to the Australian Health Protection Committee through the Communicable Diseases Network Australia. (health.gov.au)
  • Human cases of arbovirus infection and malaria are monitored using the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). (health.gov.au)
  • All Australian states and territories require doctors and/or pathology laboratories to notify cases of infectious diseases that are important to public health including several arboviruses and malaria. (health.gov.au)
  • The establishment of this mosquito, in addition to the important flow of Lebanese expatriates returning to the country during the summer season and of workers coming from Asian and African countries that are endemic for arboviral diseases, increase the risk of local transmission of these arboviruses. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A new approach to preventing arboviral diseases is suggested by the observation that arthropod saliva facilitates transmission of pathogens, including leishmania parasites, Borrelia burgdorferi, and some arboviruses. (deepdyve.com)
  • what diseases so arbovirus cause? (cram.com)
  • The diseases spread include filarial worms (a type of nematode), malaria, and arboviruses. (nsw.gov.au)
  • Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and colleagues agree with other experts about the need for a coordinated "national defense strategy for arboviruses and other vectorborne diseases. (medscape.com)
  • Geospatial prevalence maps suggest the Red Sea region is a particular focus of arbovirus activity, while Afghanistan and North Africa may harbor substantially underrecognized burdens of arboviral diseases. (confex.com)
  • Of note, the African swine fever virus - spread by ticks - is the only arboviruses with a DNA genome. (academicblogs.co.uk)
  • The majority of arboviruses are lethal to suckling (2 to 3-day-old) mice, which exhibit signs of illness, paralysis, and death within days to 2 weeks after intracerebral inoculation. (asmscience.org)
  • Laboratory testing options for mosquito-borne arboviruses include serology and nucleic acid testing (NAT). (arupconsult.com)
  • As with other mosquito-borne arboviruses, testing may be indicated in symptomatic individuals who have either lived in or traveled to areas where EEE is circulating. (arupconsult.com)
  • Where do mosquito-borne arboviruses circulate? (arupconsult.com)
  • The hypothesis underlying this proposal is that mosquito-borne arboviruses utilize this same pathway for midgut escape, and preliminary results support this hypothesis. (grantome.com)
  • In the context of recent arbovirus epidemics, questions about the frequency of simultaneous infection of patients with different arbovirus species have been raised. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Arboviruses are very wide host range including many species of animals and birds. (paramedicsworld.com)
  • Humans or domestic animals are only "incidental" hosts for many species of arboviruses, as infection in such hosts (although capable of causing disease) is often a dead-end for the virus due to viremia being too low or too transient to contribute to maintenance of the cycle of transmission. (mhmedical.com)
  • The arbovirus group is a diverse assemblage, the members of which are often assigned to viral families as they become better known, e.g., as togavirus (family Togaviridae) and rhabdovirus (family Rhabdoviridae). (britannica.com)
  • Also, there are a number of excellent books on the arboviruses, including 'The Togaviridae and Flaviviridae' (1986) Schlesinger S and Schlesinger MJ (eds), Plenum Press, New York. (bio.net)
  • A genus of Togaviridae , also known as Group A Arboviruses , serologically related to each other but not to other Togaviridae . (online-medical-dictionary.org)
  • This comprehensive review discusses the biology and current state of the art in vaccine development for arboviruses belonging to the families Togaviridae, Flaviviridae, Bunyaviridae and Reoviridae and the potential of the baculovirus-insect cell expression system for vaccine antigen production The members of three of these four arbovirus families have enveloped virions and display immunodominant glycoproteins with a complex structure at their surface. (wur.nl)
  • The epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of the medically important arboviruses are summarized in this chapter. (asmscience.org)
  • A number of nucleic acid amplification strategies have been developed for the detection and identification of medically important arboviruses, including standard RT-PCR (with agarose gel analysis), real-time RT-PCR using fluorescent probes, nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA), and the recently developed reverse transcription-loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) method. (asmscience.org)
  • While identification of arboviral isolates previously depended upon their antigenic characterization, PCR and other molecular tests are now available for many of the medically important arboviruses. (asmscience.org)
  • The word arbovirus is an acronym (ARthropod-BOrne virus). (wikipedia.org)
  • Depending on the virus causing the infection, people infected by an arbovirus may have only mild to moderate flu-like symptoms that resolve within a few days to a few weeks. (labtestsonline.org)
  • By the end of the year, Brazil had declared an outbreak, and the virus had spread to several neighboring countries ( http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&Itemid=&gid=30198&lang=en ). (cdc.gov)
  • Seventeen arboviruses were isolated from these midges, 15 of which were bluetongue virus. (scielo.org.za)
  • Plaque characteristics of 52 arboviruses and 20 virus strains and titres of some of them in BHK 21 and other cell lines were established, using one type of serum-free standard overlay and standard maintenance medium. (microbiologyresearch.org)
  • Important antigenic determinants have been elucidated for the most important arboviruses, and virus- and group-specific monoclonal antibodies are available for taxonomic and diagnostic purposes. (asmscience.org)
  • Burg el Arab virus An unclassified arbovirus belonging to the Matariya serogroup. (rrnursingschool.biz)
  • Arbovirus testing is used along with a person's signs , symptoms , and history of exposure and travel to detect and confirm an acute arbovirus infection and to distinguish between an infection and other conditions that may cause similar symptoms. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Exposure to various arboviruses has been detected in white-tailed deer, typically in conjunction with another diagnostic finding. (ajtmh.org)
  • This article catalogues numerous DNA aptamer sequences which can bind various important pathogenic arboviruses and have, in some cases, already demonstrated diagnostic potential. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Vaccines are among the main defenses against arboviruses. (deepdyve.com)
  • Effective vaccines have been developed against only a few arboviruses. (missouri.edu)
  • The paucity of pertinent information on arbovirus transmission at the time contributed to the notion that vertebrates played the role of reservoir in the arbovirus transmission cycle. (mdpi.com)
  • But this means having to study their own biology, something that is fundamentally different from mammals, like us, and other vertebrates that are infected by arboviruses. (academicblogs.co.uk)
  • Some regions of the tropics, locally rich in arboviruses, present a complicated picture of the ecological net of arthropod carrier, vertebrate host, and the environment . (britannica.com)
  • As arboviruses occupy a unique position in the virosphere in that they also actively replicate in arthropod cells, the baculovirus-insect cell expression system is well suited to produce arboviral proteins with correct folding and post-translational processing. (wur.nl)
  • Which of the following would transmit an arbovirus? (study.com)
  • Their capacity to transmit arboviruses was investigated by providing infectious blood-meals using an artificial feeding system followed by detection of viral particles in mosquito saliva. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Moreover, serology testing can be complicated by cross-reactivity with related arboviruses. (arupconsult.com)
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA Suggested citation for this article Abstract Arboviruses have evolved a number of strategies to survive environmental challenges. (pearltrees.com)
  • 2. Which of the following arboviruses is classified as a flavivirus? (study.com)
  • This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Chapman, G. E., Baylis, M. , Archer, D. and Daly, J. M. (2018), The challenges posed by equine arboviruses, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/evj.12829. (nottingham.ac.uk)
  • Since March 2018 he is a Senior Research Fellow in Arbovirus Pathogenesis at the University of Nottingham. (lstmed.ac.uk)
  • Because this notion is a salient feature of the arbovirus definition, it is important to reexamine its validity. (mdpi.com)
  • This is important because arboviruses can cause some pretty nasty illnesses. (academicblogs.co.uk)
  • Transmission can then occur by inoculation of this saliva containing arboviruses at the next blood meal. (academicblogs.co.uk)
  • All Arboviruses are viremia - blood is collected during the acute phase of the disease. (paramedicsworld.com)
  • One major obstacle to this understanding is the ambiguity of the arbovirus definition originally established by the World Health Organization. (mdpi.com)
  • As well, arboviruses from other taxonomic groups that contribute to human disease will be discussed along with their impact on both public and animal health. (publichealthontario.ca)
  • Arboviruses are endemic to the MENA region, though wide variations in study designs, test methods, and underreporting limit definitive conclusions about disease pressures in many countries. (confex.com)
  • Arboviruses generally produce 1 of 4 clinical syndromes: (1) central nervous system (CNS) disease, (2) febrile illness with rash, (3) arthropathy, or (4) hemorrhagic fever syndrome. (mhmedical.com)