Animal models of highly pathogenic RNA viral infections: encephalitis viruses.

@article{Holbrook2008AnimalMO,
  title={Animal models of highly pathogenic RNA viral infections: encephalitis viruses.},
  author={Michael R. Holbrook and Brian B. Gowen},
  journal={Antiviral research},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={69-78}
}
The highly pathogenic RNA viruses that cause encephalitis include a significant number of emerging or re-emerging viruses that are also considered potential bioweapons. Many of these viruses, including members of the family Flaviviridae, the genus Alphavirus in the family Togaviridae, and the genus Henipavirus in the family Paramyxoviridae, circulate widely in their endemic areas, where they are transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks. They use a variety of vertebrate hosts, ranging from birds to… CONTINUE READING