This volume summarizes selected papers presented at two symposia convened in the fall of 1989. The papers include information on the molecular biology, antigenicity, diagnosis, epidemiology, clinical aspects, pathogenesis, vaccines and other aspects of haermorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and tick (tick-borne encephalitis, Congo-Crimean haemorrhagic fever, Duqbe, orbiviruses, orthomyxoviruses) and mosquito-borne (California serogroup, alphaviruses from Mongolia, sandfly fevers in Central Asia and Afghanistan) viruses. Although covering a wide range of subjects and perspectives, the book is intended to provide readers with an integrated view of the geographical distribution, properties and effects, recognition and prevention of infections with these and other viruses. Included are papers describing newly recognized viruses, virus diseases, foci, techniques for detection and diagnosis, and vaccines.
Editor's comments.- Geographical distribution of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and hantaviruses.- Diagnostic potential of a baculovirus-expressed nucleocapsid protein for hantaviruses.- Rapid serodiagnosis of hantavirus infections using high density particle agglutination.- Field trial of an inactivated vaccine against hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in humans.- Reservoirs and modes of spread of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, a zoonotic nontransmissible human disease.- Pathogenesis of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome virus infection and mode of horizontal transmission of hantavirus in bank voles.- Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Bulgaria: isolation of hantaviruses and epidemiologic considerations.- Association of chronic renal disease, hypertension, and infection with a rat-borne hantavirus.- Prevalence of antibody to hantaviruses in humans and rodents in Italy. Provisional evidence of Hantaanlike virus infections in humans and Seoul-like virus infections in rodents.- Evidence of the presence of two hantaviruses in Slovenia, Yugoslavia.- Panhypopituitarism in the acute stage of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome: a case report.- Stabilized Ribavirin diphosphate analogs inhibit the vesicular stomatitis virus (Indiana) in vitro transcription reaction.- Early events in infection with arenaviruses.- A study of the NS3 nonstructural protein of tick-borne encephalitis virus using monoclonal antibodies against the virus.- The envelope protein E of tick-borne encephalitis virus and other flaviviruses: structure, functions and evolutionary relationships.- Antigenicity of flaviviruses.- Laboratory diagnosis of tick-borne encephalitis.- New perspective vaccines from tick-borne encephalitis virus propagated in green monkey kidney cell cultures.- Characterization of Dugbe virus by biochemical and immunochemical procedures using monoclonal antibodies.- Studies of the pathogenesis of Dugbe virus in normal and in immunosuppressed mice.- Dugbe virus susceptibility to neutralization by monoclonal antibodies as a marker of virulence in mice.- Dugbe virus in ticks: histological localization studies using light and electron microscopy.- Biological and molecular characteristics of orbiviruses and orthomyxoviruses isolated from ticks.- Characterization of tick salivary gland factor(s) that enhance Thogoto virus transmission.- Serological evidence of the distribution of California serogroup viruses in the U.S.S.R..- Signs and symptoms of infections caused by California serogroup viruses in humans in the U.S.S.R..- Arbovirus activity in Canada.- Surveillance for arboviruses in the Soviet Union: relationships between ecologic zones and virus distribution.- Natural foci of arboviruses in far northern latitudes of Eurasia.- Seroepidemiological survey for antibodies to arboviruses in Greece.- Sandfly fever in Central Asia and Afghanistan.- Isolation of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus from patients and from autopsy specimens.- Ecology of ticks as potential vectors of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in Senegal: epidemiological implications.- Epidemiology of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Senegal: temporal and spatial patterns.- Abstracts.- Detection and differentiation of tick-borne encephalitis virus strains by nucleic acid hybridization.- Structure and organization of tick-borne encephalitis virus genome.- Detection by time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay of antibodies in patients with tick-borne encephalitis.- Monoclonal antibodies used to study antigenic characteristics of Powassan virus strains isolated in the Primorye Territory, eastern U.S.S.R.- Syrdaria Valley fever, a new virus disease in Kazakhstan.- Isolation of a Getah-like virus (family Togaviridae, genus Alphavirus, Semliki Forest antigenic complex) from mosquitoes collected in Mongolia.- Immune blotting studies of California encephalitis antigenic complex viruses recently isolated in the U.S.S.R..
Series: Archives of Virology. Supplementa
Number Of Pages: 347
Published: August 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: AT
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 20.96
Weight (kg): 0.8