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Article: Infectious diseases emerging from Chinese wet-markets: Zoonotic origins of severe respiratory viral infections

TitleInfectious diseases emerging from Chinese wet-markets: Zoonotic origins of severe respiratory viral infections
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.co-infectiousdiseases.com
Citation
Current Opinion In Infectious Diseases, 2006, v. 19 n. 5, p. 401-407 How to Cite?
AbstractPURPOSE OF REVIEW: In China, close contacts between humans and food animals have resulted in the transmission of many microbes from animals to humans. The two most notable infectious diseases in recent years are severe acute respiratory syndrome and avian influenza. In this review, these two severe zoonotic viral infections transmitted by the respiratory route, with pandemic potential, are used as models to illustrate the role of Chinese wet-markets in their emergence, amplification and dissemination. RECENT FINDINGS: Two research groups independently discovered the presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-like viruses in horseshoe bats. An astonishing diversity of coronaviruses was also discovered in different species of bats. For the recent and still ongoing avian influenza H5N1 outbreak that originated in Southeast Asia, from 2003 to 21 April 2006, 204 humans have been infected, with 113 deaths. Most patients had recent direct contacts with poultry. SUMMARY: In Chinese wet-markets, unique epicenters for transmission of potential viral pathogens, new genes may be acquired or existing genes modified through various mechanisms such as genetic reassortment, recombination and mutation. The wet-markets, at closer proximity to humans, with high viral burden or strains of higher transmission efficiency, facilitate transmission of the viruses to humans. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79208
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.439
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.242
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dc.contributor.authorWoo, PCYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, SKPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCurrent Opinion In Infectious Diseases, 2006, v. 19 n. 5, p. 401-407en_HK
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dc.description.abstractPURPOSE OF REVIEW: In China, close contacts between humans and food animals have resulted in the transmission of many microbes from animals to humans. The two most notable infectious diseases in recent years are severe acute respiratory syndrome and avian influenza. In this review, these two severe zoonotic viral infections transmitted by the respiratory route, with pandemic potential, are used as models to illustrate the role of Chinese wet-markets in their emergence, amplification and dissemination. RECENT FINDINGS: Two research groups independently discovered the presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-like viruses in horseshoe bats. An astonishing diversity of coronaviruses was also discovered in different species of bats. For the recent and still ongoing avian influenza H5N1 outbreak that originated in Southeast Asia, from 2003 to 21 April 2006, 204 humans have been infected, with 113 deaths. Most patients had recent direct contacts with poultry. SUMMARY: In Chinese wet-markets, unique epicenters for transmission of potential viral pathogens, new genes may be acquired or existing genes modified through various mechanisms such as genetic reassortment, recombination and mutation. The wet-markets, at closer proximity to humans, with high viral burden or strains of higher transmission efficiency, facilitate transmission of the viruses to humans. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.co-infectiousdiseases.comen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCurrent Opinion in Infectious Diseasesen_HK
dc.rightsCurrent Opinion in Infectious Diseases. Copyright © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_HK
dc.subject.meshChinaen_HK
dc.subject.meshChiroptera - virologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshCommunicable Diseases, Emerging - prevention & control - transmissionen_HK
dc.subject.meshCoronavirus - isolation & purificationen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshInfluenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype - isolation & purificationen_HK
dc.subject.meshInfluenza in Birds - transmissionen_HK
dc.subject.meshInfluenza, Human - prevention & control - transmissionen_HK
dc.subject.meshPoultry - virologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome - prevention & control - transmissionen_HK
dc.subject.meshZoonoses - transmission - virologyen_HK
dc.titleInfectious diseases emerging from Chinese wet-markets: Zoonotic origins of severe respiratory viral infectionsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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