Latency strategies of equine herpesviruses

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Abstract

Five equine herpesviruses are known to be widespread in horse populations of the world. Equine herpesviruses (EqHV)-1, 3, and 4 are members of the Alphaherpesvirinae subfamily (Patel and Heldens, 2005), whereas equine herpesviruses 2 and 5 are gammaherpesviruses. Equine betaherpesvirus is not known at present. Economically and epidemiologically the most important, EqHV-1 causes abortions, EqHV-3 causes coital exanthema, and EqHV-4 provokes mild respiratory disorders. The two gammaherpesviruses have not been associated with any certain disease (connection between EqHV-2 and Rhodococcus equi pneumonia is supposed). Most research on these viruses concentrate on clarifying their pathogenic role and on developing preventive vaccines against these agents. The molecular basis of latency/reactivation is poorly documented for equine herpesviruses. The sites of viral latency are mostly disputed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLatency Strategies of Herpesviruses
PublisherSpringer US
Pages137-140
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780387341279
ISBN (Print)038732464X, 9780387324647
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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Egyed, L. (2007). Latency strategies of equine herpesviruses. In Latency Strategies of Herpesviruses (pp. 137-140). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-34127-9-6