Bunyaviruses and the type I interferon system
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The family Bunyaviridae contains more than 350 viruses that are distributed throughout the world. Most members of the family are transmitted by arthopods, and several cause disease in man, domesticated animals and crop plants. Despite being recognized as an emerging threat, details of the virulence mechanisms employed by bunyaviruses are scant. In this article we summarise the information currently available on how these viruses are able to establish infection when confronted with a powerful antiviral interferon system.
Elliott , R M & Weber , F 2009 , ' Bunyaviruses and the type I interferon system ' Viruses , vol 1 , no. 3 , pp. 1003-1021 . DOI: 10.3390/v1031003
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