A novel hepatitis B virus species discovered in capuchin monkeys sheds new light on the evolution of primate hepadnavirusesby Souza et al.
Data in this article suggest ancestral co-speciation of hepadnaviruses and NHP, and an Old World origin of the divergent HBV genotypes F/H. The identification of a novel primate hepadnavirus offers new perspectives for urgently needed animal models of chronic hepatitis B.
8th February 2018 • comment
Emerging arboviruses: Why today?by Gould et al.
In this study, the authors select examples of (re)emerging pathogenic arboviruses and explain the reasons for their emergence and different patterns of dispersal, focusing particularly on the mosquito vectors which are important determinants of arbovirus emergence. They also attempt to identify arboviruses likely to (re)emerge in the future.
1st July 2017 • comment