Which are split into virus complexes according to whether they are borne by sand flies.


Kelly, M.S., Adam MacNeil, Ph.D., Cynthia S. Goldsmith, M.G.S., Maureen G. Metcalfe, B.S., Brigid C. Batten, M.P.H.D., Sherif R. Zaki, M.D., Ph.D., Pierre E. Rollin, M.D., William L. Nicholson, Ph.D., and Stuart T. Nichol, Ph.D.: Brief Report: A FRESH Phlebovirus Connected with Severe Febrile Disease in Missouri The phlebovirus genus contains more than 70 antigenically distinct viruses, which are split into virus complexes according to whether they are borne by sand flies, mosquitoes, or ticks.2 The prototype mosquito-borne phlebovirus is Rift Valley fever virus, which in turn causes large-scale epizootics; human an infection is often a self-limiting febrile illness that may progress to hepatitis, encephalitis, or hemorrhagic fever.3 The only tickborne phlebovirus known to cause individual disease is severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus , that was identified in central and northeastern China recently.4 Case Reports Patient 1 Patient 1 was a healthy 57-year-old guy who lived on a 70-acre farm in northwestern Missouri.The report was published Oct. 21 in BMJ. Dr. Jonathan Shenkin, a medical associate professor of wellness policy, health services research and pediatric dentistry at Boston University who is a spokesman for the American Dental care Association, said evidence of a link between exposure to secondhand smoke and increased threat of tooth decay provides mounted in the last decade. Like the population in this study, contact with secondhand smoke continues to be a nagging problem in the U.S., suggesting value in extra research, he said.