Emerging respiratory agents: New viruses for old diseases?

Sloots, T. P., Whiley, D. M., Lambert, S. B. and Nissen, M. D. (2008) Emerging respiratory agents: New viruses for old diseases?. Journal of Clinical Virology, 42 3: 233-243. doi:10.1016/j.jcv.2008.03.002

Author Sloots, T. P.
Whiley, D. M.
Lambert, S. B.
Nissen, M. D.
Title Emerging respiratory agents: New viruses for old diseases?
Journal name Journal of Clinical Virology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1386-6532
Publication date 2008-07-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.jcv.2008.03.002
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 42
Issue 3
Start page 233
End page 243
Total pages 11
Editor B. Carman
M. Levin
Place of publication Amsterdam ; Oxford
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Subject C1
110804 Medical Virology
111706 Epidemiology
Abstract The recent advances in molecular technology have enabled the detection of several new viral agents in specimens collected from the human respiratory tract. Human metapneumovirus was first described in 2001, and is a significant respiratory pathogen, particularly of children. Following the identification of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) associated coronavirus, two other newly detected coronaviruses, NL63 and HKU1, have been linked to respiratory disease in humans. However, identifying a new virus as the causative agent of a specific disease is difficult, and ideally would involve satisfying Koch's postulates. The recently described human bocavirus and polyomaviruses KI and WU have been detected in samples collected from humans with acute respiratory infection, but as yet, have not been conclusively proven to be agents of human disease. We review the new viral agents that have been detected in respiratory samples since 2001, and examine their contribution as agents of human disease.
Keyword Emerging virus
Acute Respiratory infections
Respiratory viruses
Clinical epidemiology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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