Recent progress in West Nile virus diagnosis and vaccination Ghent University
West Nile virus infection in Belgian traveler returning from Greece [letter] Institute of Tropical Medicine
Multiplex detection of antibodies to Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong, Zika, Dengue, West Nile and Usutu viruses in diverse non-human primate species from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo Institute of Tropical Medicine
BACKGROUND: Epidemic arbovirus transmission occurs among humans by mosquito bites and the sylvatic transmission cycles involving non-human primates (NHPs) still exists. However, limited data are available on the extent in NHPs infections and their role. In this study, we have developed and validated a high-throughput serological screening tool to study the circulation of multiple arboviruses that represent a significant threat to human ...
Microbiological zoonotic emerging risks, transmitted between livestock animals and humans (2007-2015) Ghent University
Dengue virus infectie van endotheelcellen: Pathogenese en glycosaminoglycanen als antiviraal doelwit KU Leuven
Enhancing preparedness for arbovirus infections with a One Health approach: the development and implementation of multisectoral risk assessment exercises Institute of Tropical Medicine
Background: One Health is receiving attention for arbovirus infection prevention and control and for defining national "intersectoral" priorities. Increasing awareness of intersectoral priorities through multisectorial risk assessments (MRA) is promising, where data are not systematically shared between sectors. Towards this aim, the MediLabSecure project organized three MRA exercises (hereby called exercises): one on West Nile virus, one on ...
Recent changes in infectious diseases in European wildlife Ghent University
Serodiagnosis of Zika virus (ZIKV) infections by a novel NS1-based ELISA devoid of cross-reactivity with dengue virus antibodies: a multicohort study of assay performance, 2015 to 2016 Institute of Tropical Medicine
Serological diagnosis of Zika virus (ZIKV) infections is challenging due to high cross-reactivity between flaviviruses. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of a novel anti-ZIKV ELISA based on recombinant ZIKV non-structural protein 1 (NS1). Assay sensitivity was examined using sera from 27 patients with reverse transcription (RT)-PCR-confirmed and 85 with suspected ZIKV infection. Specificity was analysed using sera from 1,015 healthy ...