Accession Number:

ADA200070

Title:

Bunyaviruses

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES RESEARCH INST OF MEDICAL SCIENCES APO SAN FRANCISCO 96346

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Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The Bunyaviridae are the largest family of arthropod-borne viruses and include many significant pathogens of man and domestic animals. Members of this family have been isolated on all continents except the Antarctic, from mosquitoes, ticks, phlebotomine insects and a wide range of vertebrates. Nairobi sheep disease NSD and Rift Valley fever RVF were the first two recognized diseases caused by members of this family both are responsible for high mortality epizootics in sheep and febrile infections in man. Many viruses of this family have produced febrile infections in man with encephalitis and hemorrhagic fevers. Members of the Simbu group have been responsible for epizootics in cattle, sheep and goats in which congenital abnormalities occur. Although this family of viruses has been studied intensively in recent years, comparatively little is known of canine infections. This report discusses Virus Physical Chemical and Antigenic properties Epizootiology Pathogenesis and Disease Signs Pathology Laboratory Diagnosis and Prophylaxis and Control.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE