Some Retroviral Diseases of Humans and Animals: A Prospectus | Abstract
Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals
Open Access

ISSN: 1948-5964



Some Retroviral Diseases of Humans and Animals: A Prospectus

Eltayb Abuelzein, Mohamed Elamin, Obada Ibrahim

NThis prospectus, gives an account on five, highly epidemiologically significant, virus members of the family Retroviridae and the ailments they cause. These are the human (HIV-1 and HIV-2) and three animal retroviral diseases of veterinary importance viz. the Enzootic Bovine Leucosis Virus (EBLV); the Caprine Arthritis-Encephalitis Virus (CAEV) and the Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (EIAV). This is expected to give a dimension that can aid field veterinarians, especially in developing countries, to help in differential clinical diagnosis, between diseases that may have similar clinical picture to retrovirus infections in animals. This article also gives enlightenment on the history, classification, properties, ecology and the interesting peculiarities of the family Retroviridae.

Published Date: 2021-08-30; Received Date: 2021-08-09