|RISATTI, G - University Of Connecticut|
|O'TOOLE, G - University Of Wyoming|
|KUHN, J - National Institutes Of Health (NIH)|
|LEWIS, C - Diagnostic Virology Laboratory/ National Veterinary Services Laboratories|
|LOIACONO, C - Diagnostic Virology Laboratory/ National Veterinary Services Laboratories|
Submitted to: Global Virology-Identifying and Investigating Viral Diseases
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/29/2015
Publication Date: 7/14/2015
Citation: Borca, M.V., Gay, C.G., Risatti, G., O'Toole, G., Li, H., Kuhn, J., Lewis, C., Loiacono, C., White, D.M. 2015. Viral hemorrhagic fevers of animals caused by DNA viruses. In:Shapshak, P., Sinnott, J.T., Somboonwit, C., Kuhn, J., editors. Global Virology-Identifying and Investigating Viral Diseases. New York, NY:Springer. p. 319-343.
Interpretive Summary: The chapter on Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers of Animals in: Global Virology--Identifying and Investigating Viral Diseases mainly outlines two important viral diseases of animals that cause damaging economic effects on producers worldwide: African swine fever and malignant catarrhal fever. This chapter generally describes the diseases including their etiology, host range, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis and control.
Technical Abstract: Here we outline serious diseases of food and fiber animals that cause damaging economic effects on producers all over the world. The only vector-borne DNA virus is included here (i.e., African swine fever virus), and the herpesviruses discussed have a complex epidemiology characterized by outbreaks that are linked to differing susceptibility of related animals to infection and/or disease. Much work remains to be done to fully explain the genetic and ecological determinants of disease for these complex viruses.