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The incidence of dengue, an infectious disease caused by dengue virus (DENV), has dramatically increased around the world in recent decades and is becoming a severe public health threat. However, there is currently no specific treatment for dengue fever, and licensed vaccine against dengue is not available. Vaccination with virus-like particles (VLPs) has(More)
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome bunyavirus is a newly discovered bunyavirus with high pathogenicity to human. The transmission model has been largely uncharacterized. Investigation on a cluster of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome cases provided evidence of person-to-person transmission through blood contact to the index patient with(More)
The discovery of an emerging viral disease, severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), caused by SFTS virus (SFTSV), has prompted the need to understand pathogenesis of SFTSV. We are unique in establishing an infectious model of SFTS in C57/BL6 mice, resulting in hallmark symptoms of thrombocytopenia and leukocytopenia. Viral RNA and(More)
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome is an emerging infectious disease caused by a novel bunyavirus (SFTSV). Lack of vaccines and inadequate therapeutic treatments have made the spread of the virus a global concern. Viral nucleocapsid protein (N) is essential for its transcription and replication. Here, we present the crystal structures of N from(More)
BACKGROUND SFTS virus (SFTSV) is a newly discovered pathogen to cause severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) in human. Successful control of SFTSV epidemic requires better understanding of the antigen target in humoral immune responses to the new bunyavirus infection. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We have generated a combinatorial Fab(More)
SFTS virus (SFTSV) is a highly pathogenic bunyavirus that causes severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), an emerging infectious disease in China. Laboratory mice have been reported to be susceptible to SFTSV infection, but the infection in nonhuman primates has not been investigated. This study is the first to report that, in rhesus macaques,(More)
To improve the searching ability and convergence speed of differential evolution (DE), we combined a search operation for enhancing the performance of the original DE. The simplified quadratic interpolation (SQI) is employed to improve the local search ability and the accuracy of the minimum function value, and to reduce greatly the computational overhead(More)
We present the design and experimental demonstration of a magnetic screen, which can pattern magnetic field into 256 programmable spots of small sub-wavelength dimension. A design methodology is outlined for designing a near-field plate to achieve a desired focus, and its implementation is discussed. Simulation using a full-wave electromagnetic solver(More)
This paper presents design, analysis, and experiment of the feed cable-suspended structure for the next generation large spherical radio telescope. To begin with, considering the requirement of the orientation of the feed cable-suspended structure increased to 60deg from 40deg, optimization design of the structure is performed. Then, aiming at the drawback(More)