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Research Project: COUNTERMEASURES TO CONTROL FOREIGN ANIMAL DISEASES OF SWINE

Location: Foreign Animal Disease Research

Title: Viral hemorrhagic fevers of animals caused by positive-stranded RNA viruses

Author
item Borca, Manuel
item VAN CAMPEN, H - Colorado State University
item RISATTI, G - University Of Connecticut
item KERR, P - Commonwealth Scientific And Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
item STRIVE, T - Commonwealth Scientific And Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
item JHALING, P - National Instiute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases (NIAID, NIH)
item KUHN, J - National Instiute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases (NIAID, NIH)
item LEWIS, C - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item LOIACONO, C - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item WHITE, D - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/7/2016
Publication Date: 8/9/2016
Citation: Borca, M.V., Van Campen, H., Risatti, G.R., Kerr, P., Strive, T., Jhaling, P.B., Kuhn, J.H., Lewis, C.E., Loiacono, C.M., White, D. 2016. Viral hemorrhagic fevers of animals caused by positive-stranded RNA viruses. Book Chapter. Borca, M. V. Global Virology I: Springer Science, NY P 361-401.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Here we outline serious diseases of wildlife, food and fiber animals, and non-human primates that cause damaging economic effects on producers all over the world. While some zoonotic viruses that occasionally cause serious disease and death in humans are mentioned, the positive sense RNA viruses generally cause economic damage that can have serious societal implications for humans. Finally, honorable mention is given to yellow fever virus, a success of vaccine development efforts. This virus once caused similar serious effects in humans during the construction of the Panama Canal, but has been relegated to a footnote in textbooks because of a cheap and effective vaccine.