S N Bennett
Affiliation: University of Hawaii
- Seewis virus, a genetically distinct hantavirus in the Eurasian common shrew (Sorex araneus)Jin Won Song
Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, and Institute for Viral Diseases, Korea University, 5 ga, Anam Dong, Sungbuk Gu, Seoul 136 705, Korea
Virol J 4:114. 2007..Intensified efforts are underway to clarify the genetic diversity of SWSV throughout the geographic range of the Eurasian common shrew, as well as to determine its relevance to human health...
- Epidemic dynamics revealed in dengue evolutionS N Bennett
Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, Asia Pacific Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, J A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA
Mol Biol Evol 27:811-8. 2010..Our analysis explicitly integrates epidemiologic and sequence data in a joint model that could be used to further explore transmission models of infectious disease...
- Molecular evolution of dengue 2 virus in Puerto Rico: positive selection in the viral envelope accompanies clade reintroductionShannon N Bennett
Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, San Juan, PR, USA
J Gen Virol 87:885-93. 2006....
- Molecular epidemiology of dengue in the Pacific: introduction of two distinct strains of dengue virus type-1 [corrected] into HawaiiA Imrie
University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A Burns School of Medicine, Biomedical Science Building Room D 204, 1960 East West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:327-36. 2006..These results not only indicate that two distinct strains of DENV-1 were introduced into Hawaii in 2001 but also illustrate the ease with which dengue can be carried across distances of many thousands of miles...
- Natural attenuation of dengue virus type-2 after a series of island outbreaks: a retrospective phylogenetic study of events in the South Pacific three decades agoArgon Steel
Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, Asia Pacific Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
Virology 405:505-12. 2010..Substitutions in the pre-membrane (prM) and nonstructural genes NS2A and NS4A correlated with the attenuation of the Tongan viruses and suggest that genetic change may play a significant role in dengue epidemic severity...
- Selection-driven evolution of emergent dengue virusShannon N Bennett
Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
Mol Biol Evol 20:1650-8. 2003..Our study therefore demonstrates viral genetic turnover within a focal population and the potential importance of adaptive evolution in viral epidemic expansion...
- Hantavirus in northern short-tailed shrew, United StatesSatoru Arai
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 13:1420-3. 2007..To our knowledge, this is the first evidence of hantaviruses harbored by shrews in the Americas...
- Host switch during evolution of a genetically distinct hantavirus in the American shrew mole (Neurotrichus gibbsii)Hae Ji Kang
Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
Virology 388:8-14. 2009....
- Molecular evolution and phylogeny of dengue type 4 virus in the CaribbeanJerome E Foster
Department of Pre-Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
Virology 306:126-34. 2003..These findings highlight the importance of migration and gene flow in dengue viral change and suggest that efforts to understand disease dynamics in the Caribbean basin need to focus at regional, rather than local scales...
- Phylogeography and molecular evolution of dengue 2 in the Caribbean basin, 1981-2000Jerome E Foster
Department of Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Virology 324:48-59. 2004..Our results indicate the importance of large temporal- and geographical-scale phylogenetic studies in understanding disease dynamics, particularly where replacements between regions can occur...
- Invasion and maintenance of dengue virus type 2 and type 4 in the AmericasChristine V F Carrington
Department of Pre Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
J Virol 79:14680-7. 2005..Hence, DENV in the Americas has a clear geographic structure that maintains viral diversity between outbreaks...
- Newfound hantavirus in Chinese mole shrew, VietnamJin Won Song
Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
Emerg Infect Dis 13:1784-7. 2007....
- Phylogenetically distinct hantaviruses in the masked shrew (Sorex cinereus) and dusky shrew (Sorex monticolus) in the United StatesSatoru Arai
John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai i 96813, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:348-51. 2008..Also, studies now underway are aimed at clarifying the epizootiology and pathogenicity of these new members of the genus Hantavirus...
- West Nile virus detection in urineJessica H Tonry
Asia Pacific Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases John A Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 11:1294-6. 2005..Viral RNA was detected by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Sequence and phylogenetic analysis confirmed the PCR product to have > or = 99% similarity to the WNV strain NY 2000-crow3356...
- Isolation of a new strain of the flavivirus cell fusing agent virus in a natural mosquito population from Puerto RicoShelley Cook
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
J Gen Virol 87:735-48. 2006....