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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 

The Emerging viruses section of Virology Journal includes studies covering all aspects of new and reemerging viruses that cause severe and/or lethal diseases in humans and animals. Examples of these viruses include filoviruses (Ebola, Marburg), henipaviruses (Nipah, Hendra), Lassa virus, Lujo virus, South American hemorrhagic fever viruses (Junin, Machupo, Guanarito, Chapare, Sabia), Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, Rift Valley fever virus, hantaviruses, SARS coronavirus, MERS coronavirus, tick-borne encephalitis viruses, and Zika virus. Topics of interest include but are not limited to virus discovery, mechanisms of virus entry, assembly, protein translation, transcription and replication, pathogenesis, immunology, ecology, and epidemiology. Basic and translational research on the development of preventive vaccines and antiviral drugs and therapeutic interventions is particularly welcome.

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  1. Nipah virus (NiV) is a zoonotic virus belonging to the henipavirus genus in the family Paramyxoviridae. Since NiV was first identified in 1999, outbreaks have continued to occur in humans in Bangladesh and India ...

    Authors: Jackie A Pallister, Reuben Klein, Rachel Arkinstall, Jessica Haining, Fenella Long, John R White, Jean Payne, Yan-Ru Feng, Lin-Fa Wang, Christopher C Broder and Deborah Middleton

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:237

    Content type: Research

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  2. Usutu virus (USUV), a flavivirus belonging to the Japanese encephalitis serocomplex, was identified in South Africa in 1959 and reported for the first time in Europe in 2001. To date, full length genome sequen...

    Authors: Birgit Nikolay, Anne Dupressoir, Cadhla Firth, Ousmane Faye, Cheikh S Boye, Mawlouth Diallo and Amadou A Sall

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:217

    Content type: Research

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  3. CHIKV is a mosquito-borne emerging pathogen that has a major health impact in humans in tropical zones around the globe. A new variant of the virus, E1-A226V caused a large outbreak in the Indian Ocean islands...

    Authors: De Wu, Yonghui Zhang, Qiong ZhouHui, Jing Kou, Wenjia Liang, Huan Zhang, Corina Monagin, Qiaoli Zhang, Wenjie Li, Haojie Zhong, Jianfeng He, Hui Li, Songwu Cai, Changwen Ke and Jinyan Lin

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:174

    Content type: Research

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  4. Guided by decades-old reports of hantaviral antigens in the Eurasian common shrew (Sorex araneus) and the Eurasian water shrew (Neomys fodiens) in European Russia, we employed RT-PCR to analyze lung tissues of so...

    Authors: Se Hun Gu, Janusz Markowski, Hae Ji Kang, Janusz Hejduk, Beata Sikorska, PaweĊ‚ P Liberski and Richard Yanagihara

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:160

    Content type: Short report

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