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Chikungunya outbreaks--the globalization of vectorborne diseases.
In 2006, an outbreak of chikungunya fever swept over a number of islands in the Indian Ocean and India. Drs. Remi Charrel, Xavier de Lamballerie, and Didier Raoult write that the chikungunya outbreakExpand
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Tick-borne virus diseases of human interest in Europe.
Several human diseases in Europe are caused by viruses transmitted by tick bite. These viruses belong to the genus Flavivirus, and include tick-borne encephalitis virus, Omsk haemorrhagic feverExpand
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Novel Chikungunya Virus Variant in Travelers Returning from Indian Ocean Islands
Aedes albopictus may cause epidemics when infected persons travel to areas where vectors are prevalent.
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The Hexamer Structure of the Rift Valley Fever Virus Nucleoprotein Suggests a Mechanism for its Assembly into Ribonucleoprotein Complexes
Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), a Phlebovirus with a genome consisting of three single-stranded RNA segments, is spread by infected mosquitoes and causes large viral outbreaks in Africa. RVFV encodesExpand
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Infectious clones of Chikungunya virus (La Réunion isolate) for vector competence studies.
The recent outbreak of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) on several islands in the Indian Ocean and in India has focused attention on this reemerging virus and highlighted the need for development of newExpand
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Sequences of flavivirus-related RNA viruses persist in DNA form integrated in the genome of Aedes spp. mosquitoes.
Flavivirus-related sequences have been discovered in the dsDNA genome of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, demonstrating for the first time an integration into a eukaryotic genome of aExpand
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A real-time RT-PCR method for the universal detection and identification of flaviviruses.
Here we describe an optimized molecular protocol for the universal detection and identification of flaviviruses. It combines the convenient real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) format with aExpand
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Sandfly-borne phleboviruses of Eurasia and Africa: epidemiology, genetic diversity, geographic range, control measures.
Sandfly-borne phleboviruses may cause a transient febrile illness (sandfly fever) or more severe neuroinvasive disease. In the Old World, they are vectored by phlebotomine flies, which are widelyExpand
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Genetic characterization of tick-borne flaviviruses: new insights into evolution, pathogenetic determinants and taxonomy.
Here, we analyze the complete coding sequences of all recognized tick-borne flavivirus species, including Gadgets Gully, Royal Farm and Karshi virus, seabird-associated flaviviruses, Kadam virus andExpand
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Emergence of Toscana Virus in Europe
In southern Europe, Toscana virus is one of the three leading causes of aseptic meningitis.
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