Emerging and changing viral diseases in the new millennium

Scully, C. and Samaranayake, L. P. (2015) Emerging and changing viral diseases in the new millennium. Oral Diseases, 22 3: 171-179. doi:10.1111/odi.12356

Author Scully, C.
Samaranayake, L. P.
Title Emerging and changing viral diseases in the new millennium
Journal name Oral Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1601-0825
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/odi.12356
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 22
Issue 3
Start page 171
End page 179
Total pages 9
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Most viral infections encountered in resource-rich countries are relatively trivial and transient with perhaps fever, malaise, myalgia, rash (exanthema) and sometimes mucosal manifestations (enanthema), including oral in some. However, the apparent benignity may be illusory as some viral infections have unexpected consequences – such as the oncogenicity of some herpesviruses and human papillomaviruses. Infections are transmitted from various human or animal vectors, especially by close proximity, and the increasing movements of peoples across the globe, mean that infections hitherto confined largely to the tropics now appear worldwide. Global warming also increases the range of movement of vectors such as mosquitoes. Thus recent decades have seen a most dramatic change with the emergence globally also of new viral infections – notably human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) – and the appearance of some other dangerous and sometimes lethal infections formerly seen mainly in, and reported from, resource-poor areas especially in parts of Asia, Latin America and Africa. This study offers a brief update of the most salient new aspects of the important viral infections, especially those with known orofacial manifestations or other implications for oral health care
Keyword HIV
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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