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Borna disease

Hatalski, Carolyn G.; Lewis, Ann J.; Lipkin, W. Ian

Borna disease virus, a newly classified nonsegmented negative-strand RNA virus with international distribution, infects a broad range of warm-blooded animals from birds to primates. Infection causes movement and behavioral disturbances reminiscent of some neuropsychiatric syndromes. The virus has not been clearly linked to any human disease; however, an association between infection with the virus and selected neuropsychiatric disorders has been suggested. We reviewed recent advances in Borna disease virus research, focusing on evidence of infection in humans.

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Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Center for Infection and Immunity
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March 17, 2011