Human polyomaviruses

Rockett, Rebecca J., Nissen, Michael D., Sloots, Theo P. and Bialasiewicz, Seweryn (2016). Human polyomaviruses. In Michael J. Loeffelholz, Richard L. Hodinka, Stephen A. Young and Benjamin A. Pinsky (Ed.), Clinical Virology Manual 5th ed. (pp. 427-442) Washington DC, United States: American Society for Microbiology (ASM). doi:10.1128/9781555819156


Author Rockett, Rebecca J.
Nissen, Michael D.
Sloots, Theo P.
Bialasiewicz, Seweryn
Title of chapter Human polyomaviruses
Title of book Clinical Virology Manual
Place of Publication Washington DC, United States
Publisher American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.1128/9781555819156
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Edition 5th
ISSN 9781555819149
9781555819156
Editor Michael J. Loeffelholz
Richard L. Hodinka
Stephen A. Young
Benjamin A. Pinsky
Chapter number 31
Start page 427
End page 442
Total pages 16
Total chapters 40
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The expanding family Polyomaviridae infect a variety of different hosts (1). Generally, avian polyomaviruses are highly pathogenic and have a wide host range, while mammalian polyomaviruses have a limited host range and are asymptomatic in the immunocompetent host (2, 3). At present, 13 of these species are linked to human infection, JC polyomavirus (JCPyV) (4), BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) (5), WU polyomavirus (WUPyV) (6), KI polyomavirus (KIPyV) (7), Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) (8), human polyomavirus 6 (HPyV6) (9), human polyomavirus 7 (HPyV7) (9), Trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus (TSPyV) (10) and human polyomavirus 9 (HPyV9) (11), Malawi polyomavirus (MWPyV) (12), St. Louis polyomavirus (STLPyV) (13), human polyomavirus 12 (HPyV12) (14), and New Jersey polyomavirus (NJPyV-2013) (15). Zoonotic infections have not been reported, however they cannot be completely excluded.
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