Journal of
General and Molecular Virology

  • Abbreviation: J. Gen. Mol. Virol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6648
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGMV
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 37

Table of Content: October 2009; 1(3)

October 2009

AIDS crisis in Pakistan

  The estimated number of HIV patients in Pakistan is ~80,000 that is about 0.1% of the adult population of the country. Although the prevalence of HIV/AIDS seems to be low but still the country is at high risk as the potential for a widespread epidemic is high due to contamination risk factors common in this country like other countries with high HIV prevalence. These risk factors include, low...

Author(s): Syeda Samra Iqbal Jaferi, Muhammad Ilyas and Muhammad Idrees

October 2009

The first isolation of chikungunya virus from non-human primates in Malaysia

  Chikungunya is a mosquito borne disease caused by chikungunya virus (CHIKV). The virus is transmitted to human by Aedes genus mosquitoes. Transmission cycles of CHIKV can be man - mosquito - man (urban cycle) or animal - mosquito - man (sylvatic cycle). Sylvatic transmission cycle of CHIKV has been described in Africa and may play a role in re-emergence of CHIKV infection. In Malaysia, CHIKV- neutralizing...

Author(s): Y. Apandi, W. A. Nazni, Z. A. Noor Azleen, I. Vythilingam, M. Y. Noorazian, A. H. Azahari, S. Zainah and H. L. Lee