Summary of the 10th International Conference on Human Herpesviruses-6 and-7 (HHV-6A,-6B, and HHV-7)

Komaroff, AL; Boeckh, M; Eliason, E; Phan, T; Kaufer, BB

Boeckh, M (reprint author), Univ Washington, Fred Hutchinson Canc Res Ctr, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.; Kaufer, BB (reprint author), Freie Univ, Inst Virol, Berlin, Germany.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL VIROLOGY, 2018; 90 (4): 625

Abstract

The 10th International Conference on Human herpesviruses-6 and -7 (HHV-6A, HHV-6B, and HHV-7) was held at the Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany from July 23-26, 2017. It attracted more than 130 basic, translational and clinical scientists from 19 countries. Important new information was presented regarding: the biology of HHV-6A and -6B; the biology and epidemiology of inherited chromosomally integrated HHV-6A and -6B; improved diagnostic tests; animal models for and animal viruses with similarities to HHV-6A, -6B, and -7; established and possible disease associations; and new treatment strategies. Here, we summarize work presented at the meeting that is of particular interest.

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