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Trends Microbiol. 1994 Jan;2(1):25-8.

Persistence of alphaviruses in vertebrate hosts.

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Dept of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032.

Abstract

Alphaviruses are a group of arthropod-borne, positive-strand RNA viruses that cause acute encephalitis or arthritis. These viruses were previously thought to cause only acute infections in vertebrates, but recent evidence suggests that host immunological and tissue-specific factors may act together to promote the persistence of alphavirus genomes in vivo.

PMID:
8162433
DOI:
10.1016/0966-842x(94)90341-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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