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Production of Virus-Derived Ping-Pong-Dependent piRNA-like Small RNAs in the Mosquito Soma
The natural maintenance cycles of many mosquito-borne pathogens require establishment of persistent non-lethal infections in the invertebrate host. The mechanism by which this occurs is not wellExpand
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Molecular Evidence of Sexual Transmission of Ebola Virus.
A suspected case of sexual transmission from a male survivor of Ebola virus disease (EVD) to his female partner (the patient in this report) occurred in Liberia in March 2015. Ebola virus (EBOV)Expand
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Alphavirus-derived small RNAs modulate pathogenesis in disease vector mosquitoes
Mosquito-borne viruses cause significant levels of morbidity and mortality in humans and domesticated animals. Maintenance of mosquito-borne viruses in nature requires a biological transmission cycleExpand
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Virus genomes reveal factors that spread and sustained the Ebola epidemic
We reconstruct the dispersal, proliferation and decline of Ebola virus throughout the region by analysing 1,610 Ebola virus genomes, which represent over 5% of the known cases. Expand
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Genomic epidemiology reveals multiple introductions of Zika virus into the United States
Zika virus (ZIKV) is causing an unprecedented epidemic linked to severe congenital abnormalities. In July 2016, mosquito-borne ZIKV transmission was reported in the continental United States; sinceExpand
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A Multicomponent Animal Virus Isolated from Mosquitoes.
RNA viruses exhibit a variety of genome organization strategies, including multicomponent genomes in which each segment is packaged separately. Although multicomponent genomes are common amongExpand
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Evolution and Spread of Ebola Virus in Liberia, 2014-2015.
The 2013-present Western African Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is the largest ever recorded with >28,000 reported cases. Ebola virus (EBOV) genome sequencing has played an important roleExpand
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Possible Sexual Transmission of Ebola Virus — Liberia, 2015
On March 20, 2015, 30 days after the most recent confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) patient in Liberia was isolated, Ebola was laboratory confirmed in a woman in Monrovia. The investigationExpand
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Yellow fever virus capsid protein is a potent suppressor of RNA silencing that binds double-stranded RNA
Significance Until it was demonstrated that the Aedes aegypti mosquito transmitted yellow fever, the disease was possibly the most feared pestilence in the western hemisphere. This finding, by WalterExpand
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Genomic and phylogenetic characterization of viruses included in the Manzanilla and Oropouche species complexes of the genus Orthobunyavirus, family Bunyaviridae.
A thorough characterization of the genetic diversity of viruses present in vector and vertebrate host populations is essential for the early detection of and response to emerging pathogenic viruses,Expand
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