Zika virus is spreading explosively, particularly in the South Pacific and the Americas. This informative article offers an overview of the epidemiology, virology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Zika virus infection. Continue reading Is a Zika virus pandemic coming?
Three cases of rapidly progressive and fatal encephalitis with hyperintense lesions in the basal ganglia on MRI are described in squirrel handlers and are attributed to a newly described Borna virus (contributed by Avindra Nath). Continue reading Borna virus encephalitis from squirrels
North American eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) uses the regulatory activity of a host miRNA to restrict its replication and suppress the innate immune response to infection, thereby promoting virus-associated disease. Continue reading EEEV Pathogenesis