Understanding the alphaviruses: recent research on important emerging pathogens and progress towards their control.

  title={Understanding the alphaviruses: recent research on important emerging pathogens and progress towards their control.},
  author={Ernest Andrew Gould and Bruno Coutard and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Malet and Benjamin Morin and Saleha Jamal and Scott Weaver and Alexander E. Gorbalenya and Gr{\'e}gory N Moureau and C{\'e}cile Baronti and Ilenia Delogu and Naomi Forrester and Maxim Anatolyevich Khasnatinov and Tamara Sergeevna Gritsun and Xavier de Lamballerie and Bruno Canard},
  journal={Antiviral research},
  volume={87 2},
The alphaviruses were amongst the first arboviruses to be isolated, characterized and assigned a taxonomic status. They are globally very widespread, infecting a large variety of terrestrial animals, insects and even fish, and circulate both in the sylvatic and urban/peri-urban environment, causing considerable human morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, despite their obvious importance as pathogens, there are currently no effective antiviral drugs with which to treat humans or animals… CONTINUE READING
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