Emerging and chronic viral diseases
Viral diseases, such as the coronavirus
that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the flavivirus
that causes dengue fever, form the focus of this research. Epstein-Barr virus
, which is associated with cancers, and adenoviruses
that interfere with cellular systems of the infected cell are also under investigation. Work is also carried out on the epidemiology of viral diseases centres on hepatitis and HIV infections in injecting drug users in the presence of modern antiviral therapies.