Emerging Filoviral Disease in Uganda: Proposed Explanations and Research Directions

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/322464
Title:
Emerging Filoviral Disease in Uganda: Proposed Explanations and Research Directions
Authors:
Polonsky, Jonathan A; Wamala, Joseph F; de Clerck, Hilde; Van Herp, Michel; Sprecher, Armand; Porten, Klaudia; Shoemaker, Trevor
Journal:
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Abstract:
Outbreaks of Ebola and Marburg virus diseases have recently increased in frequency in Uganda. This increase is probably caused by a combination of improved surveillance and laboratory capacity, increased contact between humans and the natural reservoir of the viruses, and fluctuations in viral load and prevalence in this reservoir. The roles of these proposed explanations must be investigated to guide appropriate responses to the changing epidemiological profile. Other African settings in which multiple filoviral outbreaks have occurred could also benefit from such information.
Publisher:
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue Date:
10-Feb-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/322464
DOI:
10.4269/ajtmh.13-0374
PubMed ID:
24515940
Additional Links:
http://www.ajtmh.org
Language:
en
ISSN:
1476-1645
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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dc.contributor.authorPolonsky, Jonathan Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWamala, Joseph Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorde Clerck, Hildeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVan Herp, Michelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSprecher, Armanden_GB
dc.contributor.authorPorten, Klaudiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShoemaker, Trevoren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-04T20:37:25Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-04T20:37:25Z-
dc.date.issued2014-02-10-
dc.identifier.citationEmerging Filoviral Disease in Uganda: Proposed Explanations and Research Directions. 2014: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1476-1645-
dc.identifier.pmid24515940-
dc.identifier.doi10.4269/ajtmh.13-0374-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/322464-
dc.description.abstractOutbreaks of Ebola and Marburg virus diseases have recently increased in frequency in Uganda. This increase is probably caused by a combination of improved surveillance and laboratory capacity, increased contact between humans and the natural reservoir of the viruses, and fluctuations in viral load and prevalence in this reservoir. The roles of these proposed explanations must be investigated to guide appropriate responses to the changing epidemiological profile. Other African settings in which multiple filoviral outbreaks have occurred could also benefit from such information.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ajtmh.orgen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen_GB
dc.subjectInfections,Viralen_GB
dc.subjectOutbreaksen_GB
dc.titleEmerging Filoviral Disease in Uganda: Proposed Explanations and Research Directionsen
dc.identifier.journalThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen_GB
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