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Japanese Encephalitis and West Nile Viruses
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Japanese encephalitis and West Nile viruses are members of the Japanese encephalitis serological group of the genus Flavivirus and therefore closely related genetically and antigenically. They share a number of properties, including the use of birds as their major wildlife maintenance host and Culicine mosquitoes for transmission, and they are both associated with severe human disease, as well as fatal infections in horses.
The emergence of these two viruses, and their well-established propensity to colonise new areas, make it timely to re-examine their ecology, biology, molecular structure, replication and epidemiology, and these therefore provide the focus of this volume.


The Japanese Encephalitis Serological Group of Flaviviruses: A Brief Introduction to the Group.- Japanese Encephalitis Virus: Ecology and Epidemiology.- Japanese Encephalitis As an Emerging Virus: The Emergence and Spread of Japanese Encephalitis Virus in Australasia.- Molecular Epidemiology of Japanese Encephalitis Virus.- The Ecology and Epidemiology of West Nile Virus in Africa, Europe and Asia.- The Emergence of West Nile Virus in North America: Ecology, Epidemiology, and Surveillance.- Potential Vectors of West Nile Virus in North America.- The Ecology and Epidemiology of Kunjin Virus.- West Nile Virus in Livestock and Wildlife.- The Role of Birds in the Ecology of West Nile Virus in Europe and Africa.- Phylogeny and Molecular Epidemiology of West Nile and Kunjin Viruses.- Evolution of the Japanese Encephalitis Serocomplex Viruses.- Pathogenesis and Clinical Features of Japanese Encephalitis and West Nile Virus Infections.- Immune Responses to Japanese Encephalitis Virus.- Japanese Encephalitis Vaccines: Current Vaccines and Future Prospects.- Control of Japanese Encephalitis in Japan: Immunization of Humans and Animals, and Vector Control.- Replication and Gene Function in Kunjin Virus.- Interaction of West Nile and Kunjin Viruses with Cellular Components During Morphogenesis.- Host Genetic Resistance to Japanese Encephalitis Group Viruses.- Subject Index.


ISBN-13: 9783642639661
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: July, 2012
Pages: 425
Weight: 664g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Infectious Diseases, Microbiology
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