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Virology Journal

Emerging viruses

Section Editor: Tom Geisbert, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA 
Deputy Section Editor: Chad Mire, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, USA 

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  1. Content type: Research

    Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which belongs to beta group of coronavirus, can infect multiple host species and causes severe diseases in humans. Multiple surveillance and phylogeneti...

    Authors: Ana Moreno, Davide Lelli, Luca de Sabato, Guendalina Zaccaria, Arianna Boni, Enrica Sozzi, Alice Prosperi, Antonio Lavazza, Eleonora Cella, Maria Rita Castrucci, Massimo Cicozzi and Gabriele Vaccari

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:239

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  2. Content type: Review

    The composition of the porcine virome includes viruses that infect pig cells, ancient virus-derived elements including endogenous retroviruses inserted in the pig chromosomes, and bacteriophages that infect a ...

    Authors: Joachim Denner

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:171

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  3. Content type: Research

    Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne viral zoonotic disease caused by Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), a member of the genus Nairovirus in the family Bunyaviridae. CCHF is typicall...

    Authors: Hajer M. Suliman, Ibrahim A. Adam, Shamseldin I. Saeed, Sanaa A. Abdelaziz, Eltahir M. Haroun and Imadeldin E. Aradaib

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:147

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  4. Content type: Research

    The appearance of severe Zika virus (ZIKV) disease in the most recent outbreak has prompted researchers to respond through the development of tools to quickly characterize transmission and pathology. We descri...

    Authors: Anna B. Kawiecki, E. Handly Mayton, M. Fausta Dutuze, Brad A. Goupil, Ingeborg M. Langohr, Fabio Del Piero and Rebecca C. Christofferson

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:82

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  5. Content type: Research

    Inkoo virus (INKV) is a less known mosquito-borne virus belonging to Bunyaviridae, genus Orthobunyavirus, California serogroup. Studies indicate that INKV infection is mainly asymptomatic, but can cause mild ence...

    Authors: Olivia Wesula Lwande, Göran Bucht, Clas Ahlm, Kristoffer Ahlm, Jonas Näslund and Magnus Evander

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:61

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  6. Content type: Review

    Pakistan has faced a number of significant healthcare challenges over the past decade. In 2000, one of these events - a deadly epidemic of Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) - struck Pakistan. The people ...

    Authors: Muhammad Atif, Anum Saqib, Raazeyah Ikram, Muhammad Rehan Sarwar and Shane Scahill

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:63

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  7. Content type: Research

    In recent years, novel hepadnaviruses, hepeviruses, hepatoviruses, and hepaciviruses have been discovered in various species of bat around the world, indicating that bats may act as natural reservoirs for thes...

    Authors: Bo Wang, Xing-Lou Yang, Wen Li, Yan Zhu, Xing-Yi Ge, Li-Biao Zhang, Yun-Zhi Zhang, Claus-Thomas Bock and Zheng-Li Shi

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:40

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  8. Content type: Research

    Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a neurotropic flavivirus causing mortality and morbidity in humans. Severe Japanese encephalitis cases display strong inflammatory responses in the central nervous system a...

    Authors: Nils Lannes, Viviane Neuhaus, Brigitte Scolari, Solange Kharoubi-Hess, Michael Walch, Artur Summerfield and Luis Filgueira

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:8

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Reporting new cases of enterovirus (EV)-D68-associated acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is essential to understand how the virus causes neurological damage and to characterize EV-D68 strains associated with AFM.

    Authors: Susanna Esposito, Giovanna Chidini, Claudia Cinnante, Luisa Napolitano, Alberto Giannini, Leonardo Terranova, Hubert Niesters, Nicola Principi and Edoardo Calderini

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:4

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  10. Content type: Research

    Anelloviruses (TTV, TTMV, and TTMDV) have been associated with non A-G hepatitis. The goal of the current study was to estimate the prevalence of these anelloviruses in Qatar.

    Authors: Ahmed A. Al-Qahtani, Enas S. Alabsi, Raed AbuOdeh, Lukman Thalib, Mohamed E El Zowalaty and Gheyath K. Nasrallah

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:208

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Virology Journal 2017 14:143

  11. Content type: Research

    Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease, is associated with illness of varying severity in countries in the tropics and sub tropics. Dengue cases continue to be detected more frequently and its geographic range...

    Authors: Limbaso Konongoi, Victor Ofula, Albert Nyunja, Samuel Owaka, Hellen Koka, Albina Makio, Edith Koskei, Fredrick Eyase, Daniel Langat, Randal J. Schoepp, Cynthia Ann Rossi, Ian Njeru, Rodney Coldren and Rosemary Sang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:182

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  12. Content type: Research

    Sub-Saharan Africa is home to a variety of pathogens, but disease surveillance and the healthcare infrastructure necessary for proper management and control are severely limited. Lassa virus, the cause of Lass...

    Authors: Aileen E. O’Hearn, Matthew A. Voorhees, David P. Fetterer, Nadia Wauquier, Moinya R. Coomber, James Bangura, Joseph N. Fair, Jean-Paul Gonzalez and Randal J. Schoepp

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:163

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  13. Content type: Research

    Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-transmitted alphavirus that causes high fever, rash, and recurrent arthritis in humans. It has efficiently adapted to Aedes albopictus, which also inhabits temperate region...

    Authors: Lisa Henß, Simon Beck, Tatjana Weidner, Nadine Biedenkopf, Katja Sliva, Christopher Weber, Stephan Becker and Barbara S. Schnierle

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:149

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  14. Content type: Short report

    Mammalian Orthoreoviruses 3 (MRV3) have been described in diarrheic pigs from USA and Asia. We firstly detected MRV3 in Europe (Italy) in piglets showing severe diarrhea associated with Porcine Epidemic Diarrh...

    Authors: Davide Lelli, Maria Serena Beato, Lara Cavicchio, Antonio Lavazza, Chiara Chiapponi, Stefania Leopardi, Laura Baioni, Paola De Benedictis and Ana Moreno

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:139

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  15. Content type: Research

    West Nile virus (WNV) is an emerging zoonotic pathogen which is harmful to human and animal health. Effective vaccination in susceptible hosts should protect against WNV infection and significantly reduce vira...

    Authors: Jinliang Wang, Jie Yang, Jinying Ge, Ronghong Hua, Renqiang Liu, Xiaofeng Li, Xijun Wang, Yu Shao, Encheng Sun, Donglai Wu, Chengfeng Qin, Zhiyuan Wen and Zhigao Bu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:109

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  16. Content type: Short report

    Bats have been implicated as the main reservoir of coronavirus (CoV). Thus the role of these hosts on the evolution and spread of CoVs currently deserve the attention of emerging diseases surveillance programs...

    Authors: Karen Miyuki Asano, Aline Santana Hora, Karin Côrrea Scheffer, Willian Oliveira Fahl, Keila Iamamoto, Enio Mori and Paulo Eduardo Brandão

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:110

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Virology Journal 2016 13:124

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