Xavier de Lamballerie
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Abstract Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is the aetiological agent of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya fever, a debilitating arthritic disease that, during the past 7years, has caused… Continue Reading
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-borne alphavirus that induces in humans a disease characterized by fever, rash, and pain in muscles and joints. The recent emergence or reemergence of CHIKV in… Continue Reading
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 outbreak… Continue Reading
During a study following a pneumonia outbreak in 1992, a microorganism growing in amoebae and resembling a small Gram-positive coccus ([Fig. 1]A) was isolated from the water of a cooling tower in… Continue Reading
Full-length and partial genome sequences of four members of the genus Aquareovirus, family Reoviridae (Golden shiner reovirus, Grass carp reovirus, Striped bass reovirus and golden ide reovirus) were… Continue Reading
Aedes albopictus may cause epidemics when infected persons travel to areas where vectors are prevalent.
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 fever… Continue Reading
Abstract In 2019, a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infecting Humans has emerged in Wuhan, China. Its genome has been sequenced and the genomic… Continue Reading
The genus Flavivirus, which contains approximately 70 single-stranded, positive-sense RNA viruses, represents a unique model for studying the evolution of vector-borne disease, as it includes viruses… Continue Reading
BackgroundChikungunya virus (CHIKV) caused a major two-wave seventeen-month-long outbreak in La Réunion Island in 2005–2006. The aim of this study was to refine clinical estimates provided by a… Continue Reading