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Adenoviruses

  • Adenovirus Images, Taxonomy and description from our own Big Picture Book of Viruses

  • The Adenovirus 5 E1A Page - This page is intended as an aid to those interested in the study of the Early Region 1A (E1A) products of Adenovirus 5 (Ad5). The proteins encoded by Ad5 E1A have proven useful as tools for dissecting the mechanisms of complex cellular processes such as regulation of gene expression, cell growth and differentiation. This page is primarily intended to be a source of information on E1A mutations and their phenotypes, general data on Ad5 E1A, sources for antibodies etc.

    • Database of mutations within the adenovirus 5 E1A oncogene- Article on the Ad5 E1A database, a listing of mutations affecting the early region 1A (E1A) proteins of human adenovirus type 5. The database contains the name of the mutation, the nucleic acid sequence changes, the resulting alterations in amino acid sequence and reference. Additional notes and references are provided on the effect of each mutation on E1A function. From Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford Journals Online, 1997.

  • The Adenovirus Research Group at the University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom. The group studies how virus gene products interact with host cell components so as to favour viral gene expression and new virus production over the expression of host cell genes.

  • Adenoviruses- from our own course and tutorial page, courtesy of A. J. Cann, University of Leicester. Also available in the UK.

  • Adenovirus Information from the National Center for Infectious Diseases (CDC), National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System.

  • Adenovirus Taxonomy, properties and images from the Universal Virus Database, authorised by ICTV (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses) which has developed a universal taxonomic scheme for viruses. The goal of the ICTVdB is to describe all viruses of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates, protozoa), plants (higher plants and algae), bacteria, fungi, and archaea from the family level down to strains and isolates. The lower levels of classification have important applications in medicine and agriculture, but also give insight into evolutionary trends. The database will thus benefit research and applications at all levels of expertise. The ICTV operates under the auspices of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies.

  • Adenoviruses, course notes from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

  • Adenovirus - Founded in 1998, this site offers basic information regarding human viruses. Constructed by a group of 40 undergraduates at Stanford University, the aim is to provide a general overview of each human viral family, with links to more detailed pages regarding specifics of molecular biology, pathology, epidemiology, etc.

  • Adenoviruses- Electron micrograph images from Linda Stannard, Department of Medical Microbiology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Adenovirus Type 2 from the Encyclopedia of Canine Veterinary Medical Information 

  • Adenovirus Notes from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. (Micr 450 - Animal Virus Pathogenesis)

  • Adenovirus types 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 Material Safety Data Sheet - from Health Protection Branch - Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Canada.

  • Adenovirus types 40 and 41 Material Safety Data Sheet - from Health Protection Branch - Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Canada.

Diarrhea - Acute

  • Information about Acute Diarrhea and Kids from the Pediatric Database (PEDBASE). Includes definition, epidemiology, differrential diagnosis, pathogenesis, clinical features, investigations (signs of dehydration) and management.

  • Viral Agents of Gastroenteritis - Public Health Importance and Outbreak Management (MMWR 39[RR-5]) from the CDC Prevention Guidelines database.


African Swine Fever-like viruses

  • African swine fever virus page at the Insitute of Animal Health, United Kingdom.

  • Notes on African Swine Fever, and African Swine Fever-like viruses (German) from the Institute for Virology, Veterinary Medicine University of Vienna, Austria.

  • African Swine Fever from the Foreign animal disease project from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia.

  • Year 2000 report on African Swine Fever in Europe.

  • African Swine Fever Virus Taxonomy, properties and images from the Universal Virus Database, authorised by ICTV (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses) which has developed a universal taxonomic scheme for viruses. The goal of the ICTVdB is to describe all viruses of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates, protozoa), plants (higher plants and algae), bacteria, fungi, and archaea from the family level down to strains and isolates. The lower levels of classification have important applications in medicine and agriculture, but also give insight into evolutionary trends. The database will thus benefit research and applications at all levels of expertise. The ICTV operates under the auspices of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies.

  • Profile of African and Classical Swine Fever by The Garth Veterinary Group, United Kingdom.

  • Slides of African Swine Fever-infected blood cells and healthy cells. From the Electron Microscopy Unit, Australian Animal Health Laboratory, CSIRO Australia.

  • African Swine Fever definition, history, recognition, control and prevention. From Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, South Africa.

  • Swine Fever / Hog Cholera - a general description from Britannica.com.

  • Swine Fevers; African, Classical, Hog Cholera from the PigSite Disease Information. Gives very general information about these conditions and offers password protected access to additional resources.

  • African Swine Fever, Ghana, October 1999: Impact Worksheet - from the USDA, Center for Emerging Issues, Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

  • Archive of African Swince Fever Information from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - the largest autonomous agency within the United Nations system. This site provides a large number of resources about African Swine Fever:

    (The FAO was founded in October 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations.)


Animal Viruses

  • Animal Viruses at the Veterinary Sciences Division, Queens University, Belfast, UK. Site contains key research projects and publications. Electron micrographs of animal viruses are available here.

  • About Zoonatic Diseases - University of Montana (US)

  • Zoonoses - from Daniel Shapiro, Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratories at Boston Medical Center. Organized by animal.

  • Animal Zoonoses from the October 1995 issue of Medical Sciences Bulletin.

  • Viral Zoonoses from the University of Mississippi Medical School - course notes by Ray Baumann

  • Zoonoses - Animals Can Make You Sick- Factsheet covering sources, clinical effects, modes of aquisition, and prevention of zoonotic diseases from farm and other animals. From the National Agriculture Safety Database, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

  • CSIRO Animal Health home page (URL) (email) emma.homes@dah.csiro.au (description) CSIRO Animal Health is one of twenty-three divisions of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, and is a national centre for animal health research. The division's major facility is the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), one of the most sophisiticated laboratories in the world for the safe handling of exotic livestock disease agents. The website includes background information, news and issues, and contact details.

  • Animal Virus Information System - From the University of Pune, India. AVIS was created by the Bioinformatics centre as a tool for virologists, molecular biologists, clinical personnel, epidemiologists, and industrial users. The data allows analysis of various properties of viruses and numerical taxonomy. Pictorial information, such are electron micrographs, are provided in computer readable form along with the data. The information system is also supported by a database of synonyms and acronyms occurring in the broad area of virology to avoid any ambiguities in the data and to provide a consistent vocabulary.

  • VIDA: The Virus Database (VIDA) at University College London organises all available sequences from different families of animal viruses: herpesvirus, poxvirus, papillomavirus, coronavirus and arterivirus. The ORF products are clustered into homologous protein families via an automated procedure that uses the sequence similarity search tool BLAST and the MKDOM program. Conserved regions in the families can be retrieved in the form of multiple alignments. Links exist to a number of databases: Swissprot, EMBL and the structural databases CATH and PDB.

  • Zoonoses factsheet from the World Health Organization.

  • Zoonoses - VetGate is a gateway to evaluated, quality Internet resources in animal health, aimed at students, researchers, academics and practitioners in animal health. VetGate is created by a core team of information specialists and subject experts based at the University of Nottingham Greenfield Medical Library, in partnership with key organisations throughout the UK and further afield.

  • Emerging Zoonoses - Article by Frederick A. Murphy, University of California, Davis, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, July-September 1998.

  • Contagious Ecthyma - Contagious ecthyma is a zoonotic disease caused by a poxvirus that produces a 'chicken pox' type lesion on the skin of sheep, goats, and people. The virus is very resistant to disinfectants and drying and may persist in the environment for years. From Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Zoonotic Diseases - Office of Research, University of California, Santa Barbara.


Arboviruses

  • 'Arboviruses' Arenaviruses, Bunyaviruses, Flaviviruses, Togaviruses- from our own course and tutorial page, courtesy of A. J. Cann

  • Arboviruses, course notes from Ray Baumann at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine

  • Animal Virus Information System, From the University of Pune, India. AVIS was created by the Bioinformatics centre as a tool for virologists, molecular biologists, clinical personnel, epidemiologists, and industrial users. The data allows analysis of various properties of viruses and numerical taxonomy. Pictorial information, such are electron micrographs, are provided in computer readable form along with the data. The information system is also supported by a database of synonyms and acronyms occurring in the broad area of virology to avoid any ambiguities in the data and to provide a consistent vocabulary

  • Arbovirus Infections - Research articles and additional references from Cliniweb International, at the Oregon Health Sciences University. The goal of CliniWeb is to provide quick and easy access to biomedical information on the World Wide Web (WWW). It is particularly focused on the information that would be used by health care profession students and practitioners. The information has been organized using the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) disease and anatomy classifications, with rapid access provided by both searching and browsing

  • Arbovirus africains - Clinical and epidemiological data on african arboviruses. French language.

  • Arbovirus - from the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education. The Association's mission is to promote the quality practice of health education and health promotion as core disciplines of public health practice and to advocate for quality health education/health promotion programs and strategies to address the nation's leading health problems.

  • Arboviral Infections - from the NY State Department of Health. MDchoice.com is a privately held company founded by academic physicians and backed by private venture capital. Our goal is to make access to the Internet's vast health and medical information as efficient and reliable as possible for healthcare professionals as well as consumers..

  • Arboviral Infections Questions & Answers from the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Epidemiology.

  • Infectious Diseases of the Central Nervous System - Arboviruses. The Virtual Hospital is a digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University of Iowa to help meet the information needs of health care providers and patients. The goal of the Virtual Hospital digital library is to make the Internet a useful medical reference and health promotion tool for health care providers and patients. The Virtual Hospital digital library contains hundreds of books and brochures for health care providers and patients.

  • 'Arboviruses'- A Tutorial from the University of Leicester (UK)

  • Arbovirus Diseases Branch - Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (DVBID), of the CDC

  • The Arbovirus Information Center contains information and links pertinent to the mosquito/vector control industry. As this site develops, we will include capabilities that will highlight integrated database and on-line mapping services related to vector control operations.

  • Arbovirus Surveillance Reports collected by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Laboratories-Tampa, Florida, USA.

  • Massachusetts Arbovirus Surveillance Program, Infectious Diseases Laboratory Division, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Focus is on the spread of West Nile virus.

  • New South Wales Arbovirus Surveillance & Vector Monitoring Program, Australia.

  • Arbovirus and Arenavirus diseases from the Merck Manual.

Arboviral Encephalitis


Arenaviruses

  • Arenavirus - Taxonomy, properties and images from the Universal Virus Database, authorised by ICTV (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses) which has developed a universal taxonomic scheme for viruses. The goal of the ICTVdB is to describe all viruses of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates, protozoa), plants (higher plants and algae), bacteria, fungi, and archaea from the family level down to strains and isolates. The lower levels of classification have important applications in medicine and agriculture, but also give insight into evolutionary trends. The database will thus benefit research and applications at all levels of expertise. The ICTV operates under the auspices of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies.

  • Pictures of Arenaviruses from ATV's own Big Picture Book of Viruses.

  • Arenaviruses - this site from Virology.Science.Org offers a brief description of this family of viruses.

  • The World of Arenaviruses- An excellent site dedicated to Arenaviruses.

  • Arenavirus Fact Sheet - from the CDC.

  • Arenaviruses - Founded in 1998, this site offers basic information regarding human viruses. Constructed by a group of 40 undergraduates at Stanford University, the aim is to provide a general overview of each human viral family, with links to more detailed pages regarding specifics of molecular biology, pathology, epidemiology, etc.

  • Arenaviruses - By Charles J. Pfau. From "Medical Microbiology" (4th ed.).

  • Medscape Resource Center for Arenaviruses including recent news, articles and conferences summaries.

  • Arbovirus and Arenavirus diseases from the Merck Manual.

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV)

  • LCMV Material Safety Data Sheet - from Health Protection Branch - Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Canada.

  • Lymphocyticchoriomeningitis virus - Taxonomy, properties and images from the Universal Virus Database, authorised by ICTV (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses) which has developed a universal taxonomic scheme for viruses. The goal of the ICTVdB is to describe all viruses of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates, protozoa), plants (higher plants and algae), bacteria, fungi, and archaea from the family level down to strains and isolates. The lower levels of classification have important applications in medicine and agriculture, but also give insight into evolutionary trends. The database will thus benefit research and applications at all levels of expertise. The ICTV operates under the auspices of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies.

  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus:An Unrecognized Teratogenic Pathogen - Downloadable article from Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1:4, October-December 1995.

  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus - from the Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde - Society for Laboratory Animal Science (GV-SOLAS), a registered society for the enhancement of laboratory animal science. The Society is a source of information on laboratory animals and animal welfare for governmental officials and the general public.

  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus - from the Environmental Health Services, Colorado State University. A professional multidisciplinary team which promotes environmental, occupational health, and safety services through education, consultation, monitoring and planning in response to present and future needs of CSU.  Also fosters the partnership among the university, the community, and government entities in support of the State Board of Agriculture policies.

Lassa Virus / Fever

  • Arenaviruses and Lassa Fever (French).

  • Lassa Virus - from a student Virology project at McMaster University.

  • Lassa Fever - from Travel Health Online.

  • Lassa Fever - World Health Organization Fact Sheet.

  • Lassa and other Arenaviruses - Guanarito, Junin, Machupo, Sabia Viruses. From Exotic Diseases Resources Associates, UK. EDRA is an association of clinical, laboratory and epidemiological centres of excellence, whose special interests include the diagnosis and management of exotic infectious diseases, particularly those caused by pathogens of Hazard Group 4.

  • Lassa Fever Fact Sheet - from the CDC.

  • Lassa Virus - Taxonomy, properties and images from the Universal Virus Database, authorised by ICTV (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses) which has developed a universal taxonomic scheme for viruses. The goal of the ICTVdB is to describe all viruses of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates, protozoa), plants (higher plants and algae), bacteria, fungi, and archaea from the family level down to strains and isolates. The lower levels of classification have important applications in medicine and agriculture, but also give insight into evolutionary trends. The database will thus benefit research and applications at all levels of expertise. The ICTV operates under the auspices of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies.

  • Lassa Fever - from the Family Practice Notebook by Dr. Scott Moses, M.D. This notebook is intended to aid primary care providers in their pursuit of optimal care, well-informed patients, and healthy families.



Arteriviruses

  • VIDA: The Virus Database (VIDA) at University College London organises all available sequences from different families of animal viruses: herpesvirus, poxvirus, papillomavirus, coronavirus and arterivirus. The ORF products are clustered into homologous protein families via an automated procedure that uses the sequence similarity search tool BLAST and the MKDOM program. Conserved regions in the families can be retrieved in the form of multiple alignments. Links exist to a number of databases: Swissprot, EMBL and the structural databases CATH and PDB.


Astroviruses

  • Astrovirus Images, taxonomy and more from our own Big Picture Book of Viruses.

  • Diarrhoea Viruses - Astroviruses, Caliciviruses, Reoviruses (inc. Rotaviruses)- from our own course notes, courtesy of A. J. Cann.

  • Astroviridae sequence database from Nick Knowles at the Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, UK.

  • Astroviridae - Taxonomy, properties and images from the Universal Virus Database, authorised by ICTV (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses) which has developed a universal taxonomic scheme for viruses. The goal of the ICTVdB is to describe all viruses of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates, protozoa), plants (higher plants and algae), bacteria, fungi, and archaea from the family level down to strains and isolates. The lower levels of classification have important applications in medicine and agriculture, but also give insight into evolutionary trends. The database will thus benefit research and applications at all levels of expertise. The ICTV operates under the auspices of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies.

  • Overview of Astroviruses by Jess Davy of Stanford University.

Diarrhea - Acute

  • Information about Diarrhea and Kids from a pediatric database designed by Dr. Al Gandy (MD.,Phd.,FRCP(c)). This database contains descriptions of over 500 childhood illnesses. Information on each disorder in this database has been obtained from at least 3 sources including Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics (14th and 15th editions), the Birth Defects Encyclopedia (1990 and 1994 editions) and from at least one other source (journal articles, review articles, textbooks).

  • Viral Agents of Gastroenteritis - Public Health Importance and Outbreak Management from MMWR and the CDC Prevention Guidelines.

  • Understanding Diarrhea in Travelers - from the CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center, Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Acute diarrhea in Infants - by Vanessa Costa Soares, medical student at The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


Bacteriophage

    Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. They include the following virual families: Myoviridae, Siphoviridae, Podoviridae, Microviridae, and Leviviridae.

  • Division M - Bacteriophages - of the American Society for Microbiology. Division M is composed of researchers dedicated to the study of bacterial viruses. Current topics of interest are: assembly and structure, genome structure, initiation of infection, regulation of transcription and translation, replication, recombination, repair, virus-host interactions, new phage systems, molecular cloning technology, and bacteriophage evolution.

  • Bacteriophage Ecology Group - The Bacteriophage Ecology Group is dedicated to the ecology and evolutionary biology of the parasites of unicellular organisms (UOPs, i.e., Unicellular Organism Parasites). Site includes news, bibliography, links and images.

  • Bacteriophage Home Page - from Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington.
    • Phage Therapy: Bacteriophages as Antibiotics - a draft of a general information paper on the history and recent developments in the field of phage therapy. By Elizabeth Kutter, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA -- Nov. 15, 1997.

  • Bacteriophage - from the Encarta Encyclopedia.

  • A Brief Introduction to Bacteriophage P22 Assembly - by Barrie Greene, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Bacteriophage T7 - This site contains a web based simulation for the growth of bacteriophage T7 in E.coli. The T7 simulation is a computer-based representation of the developmental process resulting from the infection of a single Escherichia coli cell by a single bacteriophage T7 particle.

  • RNA Polymerase, Bacteriophage T7 - Entry from the Worthington Enzyme Manual.

  • Non-Monotonic Temperature Dependence of the Flexibility of Bacteriophage fd - Study by Jianxin Tang and Seth Fraden, The Martin Fisher School of Physics, Brandeis University, MA.

  • Life Cycles of Bacteriophages - Course guide by Dr. Gary Kaiser, a professor of microbiology at The Community College of Baltimore County, Maryland.

  • Myoviridae, Siphoviridae, Podoviridae, Microviridae, and Leviviridae - Taxonomy, properties and images from the Universal Virus Database, authorised by ICTV (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses) which has developed a universal taxonomic scheme for viruses. The goal of the ICTVdB is to describe all viruses of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates, protozoa), plants (higher plants and algae), bacteria, fungi, and archaea from the family level down to strains and isolates. The lower levels of classification have important applications in medicine and agriculture, but also give insight into evolutionary trends. The database will thus benefit research and applications at all levels of expertise. The ICTV operates under the auspices of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies.


Baculoviruses


Bunyaviridae

  • Bunyaviridae - Taxonomy, properties and images from the Universal Virus Database, authorised by ICTV (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses) which has developed a universal taxonomic scheme for viruses. The goal of the ICTVdB is to describe all viruses of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates, protozoa), plants (higher plants and algae), bacteria, fungi, and archaea from the family level down to strains and isolates. The lower levels of classification have important applications in medicine and agriculture, but also give insight into evolutionary trends. The database will thus benefit research and applications at all levels of expertise. The ICTV operates under the auspices of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies.
  • Bunyaviridae - From the Institute for Molecular Virology, a research institute devoted to fundamental research in virology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

  • Bunyaviridae - Conserved terminal sequences of small, medium, and large genomic RNAs. From Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

  • Bunyaviren - from the University of Vienna, Austria. (German)

  • Overview of Bunyaviridae from a student project at Stanford University.

Nairovirus

Hantavirus

Phlebovirus

  • Rift Valley Fever Fact Sheet: from the CDC. "Rift Valley Fever in Rural Northern Senegal: Human Risk Factors and Potential Vectors."

  • "Outbreak of Rift Valley Fever—Kenya and Somalia" - Travel information from the CDC Travel Page.

  • Rift Valley Fever - Information and links on recent outbreaks of Rift Valley fever and haemorrhagic disease in Kenya, Somalia,Tanzania, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and around the world.

  • Global climate change: Implications, challenges and mitigation measures. this chapter from the book Impacts of global climate change on human health: Spread of infectious disease by Robert E. Shope of the Yale Arbovirus Research Unit, contains a discussion of Rift Valley Fever.

  • Rift Valley Fever - Questions and answers from The Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education, which promotes the quality practice of health education and health promotion as core disciplines of public health practice and advocates for quality health education/health promotion programs and strategies to address the nation's leading health problems.

  • Recommendations for diagnosis of Sandfly fever. From the European Network for Diagnostics of "Imported" Viral Diseases (ENIVD).

Tospovirus

  • Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus - Descriptions and lists from the Virus Identification Data Exchange project database. Includes data on host range; transmission and control; geographical distribution; physical, chemical and genomic properties; taxonomy and relationships; and selected literature references.

  • Tospovirus Diagnostic Database - From the University of Maryland and the Maryland Department of Agriculture. An interactive pictorial database that will enable you to see and learn about the many manifestations of this virus in florist and other crops. You can also review the latest ideas on detection and control, learn technical terms through the hypertext glossary, get in contact with diagnostic laboratories and order commercially available diagnostic test kits from the Web.

  • Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus - Pest Management Guidelines includes symptoms, controls and publications. From the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project.


Caliciviridae

  • Caliciviridae sequence database from Nick Knowles at the Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, UK.

  • Caliciviridae -Taxonomy, properties and images from the Universal Virus Database, authorised by ICTV (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses) which has developed a universal taxonomic scheme for viruses. The goal of the ICTVdB is to describe all viruses of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates, protozoa), plants (higher plants and algae), bacteria, fungi, and archaea from the family level down to strains and isolates. The lower levels of classification have important applications in medicine and agriculture, but also give insight into evolutionary trends. The database will thus benefit research and applications at all levels of expertise. The ICTV operates under the auspices of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies.

  • Diarrhoea Viruses Astroviruses, Caliciviruses, Reoviruses (inc. Rotaviruses)- from our own course and tutorial page, courtesy of A. J. Cann.

  • Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease FAQ (also known as Rabbit Calcivirus Disease) - Information about rabbit calcivirus, which is being researched as a biocontrol to hold down the rabbit population in areas where they have become serious pests. Published by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Includes references for further reading.

  • Calicivirus Emergence from Ocean Reservoirs:Zoonotic and Interspecies Movements - a paper at the CDC from the online journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

  • Rabbit Calicivirus Disease - Q&A, factsheet, and other information from the United States Department of Agriculture, APHIS, Veterinary Services Emergency Programs.

  • Foodborne Illnesses: Viral Gastroenteritis - Many different viruses can cause gastroenteritis, including, caliciviruses, Norwalk virus and a group of Norwalk-like viruses. Questions and answers from Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with the US Department of Agriculture.

Norwalk Viruses

  • Norwalk and Norwalk-like viruses from the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health.

  • Norwalk Virus - Questions and answers from the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.

  • Norwalk Virus medical information on symptoms, treatment and control from the Lambton County Health Unit, Canada.

  • Viral gastroenteritis (Norwalk Virus) - definition, causes, incidence, and risk factors from adam.com.

  • What is the Norwalk Virus? - from Iowa State University's Food Safety Project.

  • Factsheet on Norwalk-like Viruses from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Norwalk Virus Infection questions and answers from Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education, Washington D.C.

Hepatitis E

  • Hepatitis Branch Homepage, from the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This site includes numerous other resources regarding Hepatitis.
  • Hepatitis E Virus Fact Sheet - from the Division of Infectious Diseases, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

  • Hepatitis E Virus - from the Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook (Bad Bug Book), U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition.

Diarrhea - Acute


Caulimoviridae

  • Caulimoviridae data base and information system - From the International Laboratory for Tropical Agricultural Biotechnology (ILTAB), Danforth plant science center (St. Louis, MO) and IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Dèveloppement, Paris, France). Available Information: Caulimoviridae (detailed descriptions of Badnavirus and Caulimovirus), references, database (including DNA and amino acid sequences), figures, links and general information.


Coronaviridae

  • Coronaviruses- from our own course and tutorial page, courtesy of A. J. Cann
  • Coronaviruses- A Tutorial from the University of Leicester (UK)
  • Dr Diane Addie - The site concentrates on research on feline coronavirus/feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).
  • VIDA: The Virus Database (VIDA) at University College London organises all available sequences from different families of animal viruses: herpesvirus, poxvirus, papillomavirus, coronavirus and arterivirus. The ORF products are clustered into homologous protein families via an automated procedure that uses the sequence similarity search tool BLAST and the MKDOM program. Conserved regions in the families can be retrieved in the form of multiple alignments. Links exist to a number of databases: Swissprot, EMBL and the structural databases CATH and PDB.

SARS - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus

Diarrhea - Acute



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