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Virology Journal 2014, 11:183  doi:10.1186/1743-422X-11-183 http://www.virologyj.com/content/11/1/183 Narong Nitatpattana, Kobkan Kanjanopas, Sutee Yoksan, Wichai Satimai, Narong Vongba, Sasiporn Langdatsuwan, Khajornpong Nakgoi, Supot Ratchakum, Nadia Wauquier, Marc Souris, Prasert Auewarakul and Jean-Paul Gonzalez Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) outbreak recurrences in Thailand are unpredictable and separated by unexplained and often long silent epidemiological periods that can last for several years. These silent periods could be explained in...

Aiah A. Gbakima  Jean-Paul Gonzalez Nathan D. Wolfe @virushunter TIME Aug. 1, 2014 The real way to control Ebola is to stop the fear and misunderstanding It was with heavy hearts that we learned Tuesday of the death of our colleague and friend Dr. Sheik Hummar Khan. Dr. Khan devoted his life...

Aug 16th 2014 | From the Economist print edition WHAT should the world do about Ebola? A rationalist might say: nothing. Rich countries with decent health infrastructure are not at risk because—unlike airborne viruses, such as influenza, or mosquito-borne ones, such as yellow fever—the disease can be isolated...

Published: African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol. 8(24), pp. 2368-2375, 11 June, 2014 Massamba Sylla, Audrey Dubot-Peres2, Mady Ndiaye Molez, Elhadji Daouda Mbengue Sylla, Xavier Pourrut and Jean-Paul Gonzalez The potential risk of non-human primates in Senegal to be natural hosts for arboviruses of importance for human has been assessed. A total...

Published: March 05, 2014  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090826 Sarah H. Olson, Jane Parmley, Catherine Soos, Martin Gilbert, Neus Latorre-Margalef, Jeffrey S. Hall, Phillip M. Hansbro, Frederick Leighton, Vincent Munster, Damien Joly Wild aquatic birds are recognized as the natural reservoir of avian influenza A viruses (AIV), but across high and low pathogenic AIV strains, scientists have yet to...