Research Articles (Medical Virology)

Research Articles (Medical Virology)

 

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  • Snyman, Jumari; Koekemoer, Otto; Van Schalkwyk, Antoinette; Van Vuren, Petrus Jansen; Snyman, Louwtjie; Williams, June; Venter, Marietjie (MDPI, 2021-03)
    Equine encephalosis virus (EEV) is a neglected virus endemic to South Africa and is considered to generally result in mild disease in equines. Specimens were analyzed from live horses that presented with undefined ...
  • Snyman, Jumari; Venter, Gert J.; Venter, Marietjie (MDPI, 2021-10)
    Culicoides-borne viruses such as bluetongue, African horse sickness, and Schmallenberg virus cause major economic burdens due to animal outbreaks in Africa and their emergence in Europe and Asia. However, little is known ...
  • Jansen van Vuren, Petrus; Parry, Rhys; Khromykh, Alexander A.; Paweska, Janusz Tadeusz (MDPI, 2021-07)
    The mosquito-borne flavivirus, Kedougou virus (KEDV), first isolated in Senegal in 1972, is genetically related to dengue, Zika (ZIKV) and Spondweni viruses (SPOV). Serological surveillance studies in Senegal and isolation ...
  • Bonnet, Elise; Van Jaarsveldt, Danelle; Burt, Felicity Jane (Elsevier, 2022-01)
    West Nile virus (WNV) and Wesselsbron virus (WSLV) are mosquito-borne viruses belonging to the Flavivirus genus, family Flaviviridae and cause outbreaks in southern Africa after heavy rain. Isothermal assays have been ...
  • Guarido, Milehna M.; Riddin, M.A. (Megan); Johnson, Todd; Braack, L.E.O.; Schrama, M.; Gorsich, E.E.; Brooke, B.D.; Almeida, Antonio Paulo Gouveia; Venter, Marietjie (BMC, 2021-06)
    BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of recent data and knowledge on mosquito diversity and potential vectors of arboviruses in South Africa, with most of the available data dating back to the 1950s–1970s. Aedes and Culex species ...
  • McMahon, William Charles; Coertse, Jessica; Kearney, Teresa; Keith, Mark; Swanepoel, Lourens H.; Markotter, Wanda (AOSIS, 2021-08)
    The reservoir host of Mokola virus (MOKV), a rabies-related lyssavirus species endemic to Africa, remains unknown. Only sporadic cases of MOKV have been reported since its first discovery in the late 1960s, which ...
  • Monadjem, Ara; Richards, Leigh R.; Decher, Jan; Hutterer, Rainer; Mamba, Mnqobi L.; Guyton, Jen; Naskrecki, Piotr; Markotter, Wanda; Wipfler, Benjamin; Kropff, Anna S.; Dalton, Desire L. (Oxford University Press, 2021-02)
    Pipistrelloid bats are among the most poorly known bats in Africa, a status no doubt exacerbated by their small size, drab brown fur and general similarity in external morphology. The systematic relationships of these bats ...
  • Cannon, Jennifer L.; Bonifacio, Joseph; Bucardo, Filemon; Buesa, Javier; Bruggink, Leesa; Chan, Martin Chi-Wai; Fumian, Tulio M.; Giri, Sidhartha; Gonzalez, Mark D.; Hewitt, Joanne; Lin, Jih-Hui; Mans, Janet; Munoz, Christian; Pan, Chao-Yang; Pang, Xiao-Li; Pietsch, Corinna; Rahman, Mustafiz; Sakon, Naomi; Selvarangan, Rangaraj; Browne, Hannah; Barclay, Leslie; Vinje, Jan (Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021)
    Noroviruses are a leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) among adults and children worldwide. Noro- Surv is a global network for norovirus strain surveillance among children <5 years of age with AGE. Participants ...
  • Strydom, Amy; Donato, Celeste M.; Nyaga, Martin M.; Boene, Simone S.; Peenze, Ina; Mogotsi, Milton T.; João, Eva D.; Munlela, Benilde; Potgieter, A. Christiaan; Seheri, Mapaseka L.; De Deus, Nilsa; O’Neill, Hester G. (MDPI, 2021-10-12)
    This study presents whole genomes of seven bovine rotavirus strains from South Africa and Mozambique. Double-stranded RNA, extracted from stool samples without prior adaptation to cell culture, was used to synthesise ...
  • Smith, Anthony M.; Weill, Francois-Xavier; Njamkepo, Elisabeth; Ngomane, Hlengiwe M.; Ramalwa, Ntsieni; Sekwadi, Phuti; Thomas, Juno (Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021-11)
    We describe the molecular epidemiology of cholera in South Africa during 2018-2020. Vibrio cholerae O1 sequence type (ST) 75 recently emerged and became more prevalent than the V. cholerae O1 biotype El Tor pandemic clone. ...
  • LaFleur, Marni; Reuter, Kim E.; Hall, Michael B.; Rasoanaivo, Hoby H.; McKernan, Stuart; Ranaivomanana, Paulo; Michel, Anita Luise; Rabodoarivelo, Marie Sylvianne; Iqbal, Zamin; Rakotosamimanana, Niaina; Lapierre, Simon Grandjean (Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021-03)
    We diagnosed tuberculosis in an illegally wild-captured pet ring-tailed lemur manifesting lethargy, anorexia, and cervical lymphadenopathy. Whole-genome sequencing confirmed the Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolate belonged ...
  • Motlou, Thopisang; Venter, Marietjie (Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021-02)
    We describe Shuni virus (SHUV) detection in human neurologic disease cases in South Africa. SHUV RNA was identified in 5% of cerebrospinal fluid specimens collected during the arbovirus season from public sector hospitals. ...
  • Bertram, Freude-Marie; Thompson, P.N. (Peter N.); Venter, Marietjie (MDPI, 2021-12-30)
    Although West Nile virus (WNV) is endemic to South Africa (RSA), it has only become recognized as a significant cause of neurological disease in humans and horses locally in the past 2 decades, as it emerged globally. ...
  • Schubert, Grit; Achi, Vincent; Ahuka, Steve; Belarbi, Essia; Bourhaima, Ouattara; Eckmanns, Tim; Johnstone, Siobhan; Kabore, Firmin; Kra, Ouffoue; Mendes, Adriano; Ouedraogo, Abdoul-Salam; Poda, Armel; Some, Arsene Satouro; Tomczyk, Sara; Couacy-Hymann, Emmanuel; Kayembe, Jean-Marie; Meda, Nicolas; Tamfum, Jean-Jacques Muyembe; Ouangraoua, Soumeya; Page, N.A. (Nicola); Venter, Marietjie; Leendertz, Fabian H.; Akoua-Koffi, Chantal (BioMed Central, 2021-06-07)
    BACKGROUND : In sub-Saharan Africa, acute respiratory infections (ARI), acute gastrointestinal infections (GI) and acute febrile disease of unknown cause (AFDUC) have a large disease burden, especially among children, ...
  • Söderlund-Venermo, Maria; Varma, Anupam; Guo, Deyin; Gladue, Douglas P.; Poole, Emma; Pujol, Flor H.; Pappu, Hanu; Romalde, Jesus L.; Kramer, Laura; Baz, Mariana; Venter, Marietjie; Moore, Matthew D.; Nevels, Michael M.; Ezzikouri, Sayeh; Vakharia, Vikram N.; Wilson, William C.; Malik, Yashpal S.; Shi, Zhengli; Abdel-Moneim, Ahmed S. (Elsevier, 2022-01)
    This communication summarizes the presentations given at the 1st international conference of the World Society for Virology (WSV) held virtually during 16–18 June 2021, under the theme of tackling global viral epidemics. ...
  • Haelewaters, Danny; Dima, Balint; Abdel-Hafiz, Abbas I.I.; Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed A.; Abul-Ezz, Samar R.; Acar, Ismail; Aguirre-Acosta, Elvira; Aime, M. Catherine; Aldemir, Suheda; Ali, Muhammad; Ayala-Vasquez, Olivia; Bakhit, Mahmoud S.; Bashir, Hira; Battistin, Eliseo; Bendiksen, Egil; Castro-Rivera, Rigoberto; Faruk Çolak, Ömer; De Kesel, Andre; De la Fuente, Javier Isaac; Dizkırıcı, Ayten; Hussain, Shah.; Jansen, Gerrit Maarten; Kaygusuz, Oguzhan; Khalid, Abdul Nasir; Khan, Junaid; Kiyashko, Anna A.; Larsson, Ellen; Martínez-Gonzalez, Cesar Ramiro; Morozova, Olga V.; Niazi, Abdul Rehman; Noordeloos, Machiel Evert; Pham, Thi Ha Giang; Popov, Eugene S.; Psurtseva, Nadezhda V.; Schoutteten, Nathan; Sher, Hassan; Türkekul, Ibrahim; Verbeken, Annemieke; Ahmad, Habib; Afshan, Najam ul Sehar; Christe, Philippe; Fiaz, Muhammad; Glaizot, Olivier; Liu, Jingyu; Majeed, Javeria; Markotter, Wanda; Nagy, Angelina; Nawaz, Haq; Papp, Viktor; Peter, Aron; Pfliegler, Walter P.; Qasim, Tayyaba; Riaz, Maria; Sándor, Attila D.; Szentiványi, Tamara; Voglmayr, Hermann; Yousaf, Nousheen; Krisai-Greilhuber, Irmgard (Verlag Ferdinand Berger , 2020)
    Fungal Systematics and Evolution (FUSE) is one of the journal series to address the “fusion” between morphological data and molecular phylogenetic data and to describe new fungal taxa and interesting observations. This ...
  • Thomas, J.; Govender, N.; McCarthy, K.M.; Erasmus, L.K.; Doyle, T.J.; Allam, M.; Ismail, A.; Ramalwa, Ntsieni; Sekwadi, P.; Ntshoe, Genevie M.; Shonhiwa, A.; Essel, V.; Tau, N.; Smouse, S.; Ngomane, H.M.; Disenyeng, B.; Page, N.A. (Nicola); Govender, N.P.; Duse, A.G.; Stewart, R.; Thomas, T.; Mahoney, D.; Tourdjman, M.; Disson, O.; Thouvenot, P.; Maury, M.M.; Leclercq, A.; Lecuit, M.; Smith, Anthony M.; Blumberg, Lucille Hellen (http://content.nejm.org/, 2020-02)
    BACKGROUND: An outbreak of listeriosis was identified in South Africa in 2017. The source was unknown. METHODS: We conducted epidemiologic, trace-back, and environmental investigations and used whole-genome sequencing ...
  • Rachida, Said; Taylor, Maureen B. (MDPI Publishing, 2020-12-19)
    Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a waterborne pathogen of public health importance. In South Africa (SA), unique HAV subgenotype IB strains have been detected in surface and wastewater samples, as well as on fresh produce at ...
  • Shonhiwa, Andronica M.; Ntshoe, Genevie M.; Crisp, Noreen; Olowolagba, Ayo J.; Mbuthu, Vusi; Taylor, Maureen B.; Thomas, Juno; Page, N.A. (Nicola) (AOSIS, 2020-07-22)
    BACKGROUND : Suspected diarrhoeal-illness outbreaks affecting mostly children < 5 years were investigated between May and July 2013 in Northern Cape province (NCP) and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province. This study describes ...
  • Francies, Flavia Zita; Dlamini, Zodwa (MDPI, 2021-01)
    Cancer is a global burden and is the second leading cause of mortality. It is largely a non-communicable disease attributable to the accumulation of damaged DNA and deleterious mutations in vital genes caused by exposure ...

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