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Omsk haemorrhagic fever

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    0352320 - BC-A 2011 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Růžek, Daniel - Yakimenko, V. V. - Karan, L. S. - Tkachev, S. E.
    Omsk haemorrhagic fever.
    Lancet. Roč. 376, č. 9758 (2010), s. 2104-2113 ISSN 0140-6736
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GA524/08/1509
    Grant ostatní: MO0 - Ministerstvo obrany (MO)(CZ) OVUVZU2008002
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60220518
    Klíčová slova: human-mediated disturbance * muskrats * Ondatra zibethicus * OHFV
    Kód oboru RIV: EB - Genetika a molekulární biologie
    Impakt faktor: 33.633, rok: 2010

    Omsk haemorrhagic fever is an acute viral disease prevalent in some regions of western Siberia in Russia. The only treatments available are for control of symptoms. No specific vaccine has been developed, although the vaccine against tick-borne encephalitis might provide a degree of protection against Omsk haemorrhagic fever virus. The virus is transmitted mainly by Dermacentor reticulatus ticks, but people are mainly infected after contact with infected muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus). Muskrats are very sensitive to Omsk haemorrhagic fever virus. The introduction of this species to Siberia in the 1930s probably led to viral emergence in this area, which had previously seemed free from the disease. Omsk haemorrhagic fever is, therefore, an example of a human disease that emerged owing to human-mediated disturbance of an ecological niche. We review the biological properties of the virus, and the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of Omsk haemorrhagic fever.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0191853