Ecological and taxonomic variation among human RNA viruses

Mark E J Woolhouse, Kyle Adair

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Only a minority of RNA viruses that can infect humans are capable of spreading in human populations independently of a zoonotic reservoir. This is especially true of vector-borne RNA viruses; the majority of these are not transmissible (via the vector) between humans at all. Understanding the biology underlying this observation will help us evaluate the public health risk associated with novel vector-borne RNA viruses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-5
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Virology
Issue number2
Early online date19 Mar 2013
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


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