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Titolo:
THE SORIANO AWARD LECTURE - EMERGING INFECTIONS OF THE NERVOUS-SYSTEM
Autore:
JOHNSON RT;
Indirizzi:
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV HOSP,SCH MED,DEPT NEUROL,MEYER BLDG 6-113 BALTIMORE MD 21205 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV HOSP,SCH MED,DEPT MOLEC BIOL & GENET BALTIMORE MD 21287 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV HOSP,SCH MED,DEPT NEUROSCI BALTIMORE MD 21287
Titolo Testata:
Journal of the neurological sciences
fascicolo: 1, volume: 124, anno: 1994,
pagine: 3 - 14
SICI:
0022-510X(1994)124:1<3:TSAL-E>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY; HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS; ACUTE HEMORRHAGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS; ERYTHEMA CHRONICUM MIGRANS; HTLV-III; CEREBROSPINAL-FLUID; LYME ARTHRITIS; DISEASE; AIDS; EVOLUTION;
Keywords:
AIDS; HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS; MEASLES; ENTEROVIRUS 70; ACUTE HEMORRHAGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS; POLIOMYELITIS; CALIFORNIA ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS; LA CROSSE VIRUS; LYME DISEASE; BORRELIA BURGDORFERI; BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY; MAD COW DISEASE; VIRUS MUTATIONS; VIRAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
57
Recensione:
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Citazione:
R.T. Johnson, "THE SORIANO AWARD LECTURE - EMERGING INFECTIONS OF THE NERVOUS-SYSTEM", Journal of the neurological sciences, 124(1), 1994, pp. 3-14

Abstract

The epidemic of acquired immunodeficiency disease [AIDS] has focused interest on the origins of ''new'' infectious agents. Great plagues are well known from the distant past, but a number of novel diseases affecting the nervous system infections have emerged in recent years. Thecauses of such new disorders are diverse: whereas rapid mutations of microbes allow the evolution of truly novel agents, the appearance of new diseases is more often due to changes in human or vector populations or changes in societal mores that result in dissemination of preexistent microbes. Examples of recently emerging infections that involve the nervous system include the enterovirus 70 epidemics with poliomyelitis-like disease, the appearance of California virus encephalitis in the midwestern United States, the rapid spread of Lyme disease with its many neurological complications in the eastern United States, and the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the United Kingdom, in addition to the devastating epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which will cause nervous system disease in over half of thoseinfected. As the world population increases and modern transportationbrings us closer into a ''global village'' more new agents will emerge and more will be sustained. Knowledge of the molecular biology and ecology of the agents and awareness of how our actions can alter their behavior are our best defense.

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