Novel Thogotovirus Species Associated with Febrile Illness and Death
- OI Kosoy, AJ Lambert, +4 authors JE.J. Staples
- United States,
In the recent past, novel viruses are being described in rapid succession which are adding to high morbidity, mortality and escalating healthcare cost. With increased population movement, trade and cross – cultural interaction, the implication of rapid spread of these agents among the world community is huge. Emerging infections are described as having appeared in the population for the first time (yet unrecognized), or may have existed previously and has either increased in incidence or expanded into a new ecological niche or geographic range with a significant change in its pathogenicity 1.