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Flavivirus Encephalitis

Edited by Daniel Ruzek

Institute of Parasitology, Czech Republic

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain tissue associated with clinical evidence of brain dysfunction. The disease is of high public health importance worldwide due to its high morbidity and mortality. Flaviviruses, such as tick-borne encephalitis virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, Murray Valley encephalitis virus, or St. Louis encephalitis virus, represent important causative agents of encephalitis in humans in various parts of the world. The book Flavivirus Encephalitis provides the most recent information about selected aspects associated with encephalitic flaviviruses. The book contains chapters that cover a wide spectrum of subjects including flavivirus biology, virus-host interactions, role of vectors in disease epidemiology, neurological dengue, and West Nile encephalitis. Special attention is paid to tick-borne encephalitis and Japanese encephalitis viruses. The book uniquely combines up-to-date reviews with cutting-edge original research data, and provides a condensed source of information for clinicians, virologists, pathologists, immunologists, as well as for students of medicine or life sciences.

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Flavivirus EncephalitisEdited by Daniel Ruzek

Published: October 3rd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/847

ISBN: 978-953-307-669-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6507-1

Copyright year: 2011

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55400 Total Chapter Downloads

31 Crossref Citations

75 Web of Science Citations

102 Dimensions Citations


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1. Encephalitic Flaviviruses

By Duncan R. Smith


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2. The Immunopathogenesis of Neurotropic Flavivirus Infection

By King NJC, van Vreden C, Terry RL, Getts DR, Yeung AWS, Teague-Getts M, Davison AM, Deffrasnes C. and Munoz-Erazo L.


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3. Immunity Versus Immunopathology in West Nile Virus Induced Encephalitis

By Tian Wang, Thomas Welte, Vandana Saxena and Guorui Xie


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4. Dengue Encephalitis

By Sandra Theresa Jackson, Justin Jang Hann Chu, Po-Ying Chia, Owen St. Clair Morgan and Lee-Ching Ng


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5. Flaviviral Infections and Potential Targets for Antiviral Therapy

By Andrea Baier


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6. Mosquito-Borne Arboviral Surveillance and the Prediction of Disease Outbreaks

By Jonathan F. Day and Jeffrey Shaman


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7. Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus: A General Overview

By Oliver Donoso-Mantke, Luidmila S. Karan and Daniel Růžek


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8. The Development of Encephalitis Following Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Infection in a Mouse Model

By Daisuke Hayasaka


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9. The Cells of Innate Systems in Tick-Borne Encephalitis

By Natalia G. Plekhova, Larisa M. Somova, Irina N. Lyapun, Nadejda M. Kondrashova, Natalia V. Krylova, Galina N. Leonova and Euvgenii V. Pustovalov


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10. Evaluation of Immunological Efficiency Among Patients Vaccinated Against Tick-Borne Encephalitis

By Leonova G.N.


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11. Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Quasispecies Rearrangements in Ticks and Mammals

By Bakhvalova V.N., Panov V.V. and Morozova O.V.


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12. Genetic Studies of Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Strains from Western and Eastern Siberia

By S. E. Tkachev, T.V. Demina, Yu.P. Dzhioev, I.V. Kozlova, M.M. Verkhozina, E.K. Doroshchenko, O.V. Lisak, V.N. Bakhvalova, A.I. Paramonov and V.I. Zlobin


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13. Analysis of the Incidence of Tick-Borne Encephalitis as an Occupational Disease and of the Costs of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Tick-Borne Encephalitis in the Slovak Republic from 1989 to 2009

By Viera Svihrova, Henrieta Hudeckova, Janka Buchancova and Maria Avdicova


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14. Natural Focal Transmissible Infections with Neurological Manifestations in Ukraine

By H. Biletska, I. Lozynskiy, O. Drul, O. Semenyshyn, I. Ben, A. Shulgan and V. Fedoruk


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15. Japanese Encephalitis: An Emerging and Spreading Arbovirosis

By Shailendra K. Saxena, Sneham Tiwari, Rakhi Saxena, Asha Mathur and Madhavan P.N. Nair


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16. Immunobiology of Japanese Encephalitis Virus

By Maximilian Larena and Mario Lobigs


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17. Japanese Encephalitis Virus: Innate and Adaptive Immunity

By Sojan Abraham, Shwetank Verma, Gaurav Kumar and Ramanathapuram Manjunath


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18. Genetic Evolution of Japanese Encephalitis Virus

By Ching-Kai Chuang and Wei-June Chen


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19. When Japanese Encephalitis Virus Invaded Eastern Hemisphere – The History of the Spread of Virus Genotypes

By Guillaume Le Flohic and Jean-Paul Gonzalez


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20. Trials for Risk Assessment of Japanese Encephalitis Based on Serologic Surveys of Wild Animals

By Mika Saito, Takashi Ito, Yosuke Amano, Junji Takara, Katsushi Nakata, Shoko Tamanaha, Yuichi Osa, Tomoo Yoshino, Manabu Onuma, Takashi Kuwana, Go Ogura, Masayuki Tadano, Daiji Endoh and Mitsuhiko Asakawa


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21. Prevention and Control of Japanese Encephalitis Viruses: A Challenged Issue

By Somsak Pantuwatana and Matti Sallberg


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22. Systems Thinking: Prevention and Control of Japanese Encephalitis - "The Plague of the Orient"

By Kaliyaperumal Karunamoorthi


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