Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
J Biomed Biotechnol. 2012;2012:719402. doi: 10.1155/2012/719402. Epub 2011 Dec 15.

Rapid molecular detection methods for arboviruses of livestock of importance to northern Europe.

Author information

  • 1Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Woodham Lane, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3NB, UK. nick.johnson@ahvla.gsi.gov.uk

Abstract

Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) have been responsible for some of the most explosive epidemics of emerging infectious diseases over the past decade. Their impact on both human and livestock populations has been dramatic. The early detection either through surveillance or diagnosis of virus will be a critical feature in responding and resolving the emergence of such epidemics in the future. Although some of the most important emerging arboviruses are human pathogens, this paper aims to highlight those diseases that primarily affect livestock, although many are zoonotic and some occasionally cause human mortality. This paper also highlights the molecular detection methods specific to each virus and identifies those emerging diseases for which a rapid detection methods are not yet developed.

PMID:
22219660
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC3246798
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Hindawi Publishing Corporation Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk