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Negevirus: a Proposed New Taxon of Insect-Specific Viruses with Wide Geographic Distribution
ABSTRACT Six novel insect-specific viruses, isolated from mosquitoes and phlebotomine sand flies collected in Brazil, Peru, the United States, Ivory Coast, Israel, and Indonesia, are described. TheirExpand
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An animal model for studying the pathogenesis of chikungunya virus infection.
Newborn and 14-day-old mice inoculated subcutaneously with chikungunya virus (CHIKV) developed lethargy, difficulty walking, dragging of hind limbs, and reduced weight gain within 7-10 days afterExpand
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Genetic relationships among Mayaro and Una viruses suggest distinct patterns of transmission.
Mayaro and Una viruses (MAYV, UNAV) are mosquito-borne alphaviruses that may cause an acute febrile illness characterized by headache, retro-orbital pain, and rash that may progress to a severe andExpand
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Biological and Phylogenetic Characterization of Pigeon Paramyxovirus Serotype 1 Circulating in Wild North American Pigeons and Doves
ABSTRACT As part of West Nile virus surveillance programs in Rhode Island and eastern Texas between 2000 and 2007, brain tissue was collected from 5,608 dead birds representing 21 avian orders foundExpand
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Eilat virus, a unique alphavirus with host range restricted to insects by RNA replication
Most alphaviruses and many other arboviruses are mosquito-borne and exhibit a broad host range, infecting many different vertebrates including birds, rodents, equids, humans, and nonhuman primates.Expand
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Acute Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis among Febrile Patients, Cameroon
Although potential arthropod vectors are abundant in Cameroon, acute febrile illnesses are rarely evaluated for arboviral or rickettsial infections. Serum samples from 234 acutely febrile patients atExpand
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Persistent shedding of West Nile virus in urine of experimentally infected hamsters.
Adult hamsters that survived experimental West Nile virus (WNV) infection developed persistent viruria. Infectious WNV could be cultured from their urine for up to 52 days. ImmunohistochemicalExpand
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Short report: serological evidence of West Nile virus activity in El Salvador.
Epizootics of encephalitis in El Salvador killed 203 equines between November 2001 and April 2003. During an investigation of the outbreaks, 18 (25%) of 73 serum samples collected from stablemates ofExpand
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Antigenic and genetic relationships among Rift Valley fever virus and other selected members of the genus Phlebovirus (Bunyaviridae).
Preliminary serologic data indicated that two South American phleboviruses (Belterra virus [BELTV] and Icoaraci virus [ICOV]) may be related to Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), an African phlebovirusExpand
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Efficacy of the antipoxvirus compound ST-246 for treatment of severe orthopoxvirus infection.
Efficacy of the new antipoxvirus compound ST-246 was evaluated as treatment of monkeypox (MPX) virus infection in a ground squirrel model of the disease. Ground squirrels were given a lethal dose ofExpand
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