This book deals both with the epidemiologic background and the specific characteristics of vector-borne and emerging viral infections which may be spread all over the world due to today’s rapid transport of infected individuals or animal vectors. Detailed description of the situation with e.g. Dengue, Japanese encephalitis, Lassa, hepatitis, HIV and filoviruses helps to plan diagnostic approaches and to develop scenarios for the handling of patients suspected of carrying high hazard viruses.
Table of Contents
Travel-related vector-borne virus infections and emerging virus diseases.- Imported vector- and rodent-borne virus infections — an introduction.- WHO program on emerging virus diseases.- Arboviruses as imported disease agents: the need for increased awareness.- Arboviruses causing neurological disorders in the central nervous system.- Sandfly fever viruses in Italy.- Vector-borne viral diseases in Sweden — a short review.- Travel-related vector-borne virus infections in Germany.- Imported tropical virus infections in Germany.- Filovirus infections.- Emerging and reemerging of filoviruses.- Characterization of a new Marburg virus isolated from a 1987 fatal case in Kenya.- Experimental infection of cynomolgus macaques with Ebola-Reston filoviruses from the 1989–1990 U.S. epizootic.- Passive immunization of Ebola virus-infected cynomolgus monkeys with immunoglobulin from hyperimmune horses.- Patients infected with high-hazard viruses: scientific basis for infection control.- Hepatitis viruses and human immunodeficiency virus.- Relative importance of the enterically transmitted human hepatitis viruses type A and E as a cause of foreign travel associated hepatitis.- Significance of imported hepatitis B virus infections.- Genotypes of hepatitis C virus isolates from different parts of the world.- HIV-1 subtype O: epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and perspectives of the evolution of HIV.