Special Issue "Arenaviruses"

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A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Viruses".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kunz
Institute of Microbiology, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 48, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Website: http://www.chuv.ch/imul/imu_home/imu_recherche/imu-research-skunz.htm
E-Mail: Stefan.Kunz@chuv.ch
Phone: +41 21 314 77 43
Fax: +41 21 314 40 60

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The arenaviruses are a large and diverse family of viruses that merit significant attention as powerful models for experimental virology and as important human pathogens. Over the past decades several arenaviruses have emerged as causative agents of severe viral hemorrhagic fevers that belong to the most devastating human diseases and cause considerable suffering in many countries of the Developing World. The Old World arenavirus Lassa virus is the most prevalent human pathogen among the arenaviruses with several hundred thousand infections per year in Africa with thousands of deaths. The South American hemorrhagic fever viruses Junin, Machupo, Guanarito, and Sabia have emerged as etiological agents of severe hemorrhagic fevers in Latin America. There is no licensed vaccine available and therapeutic options are restricted, resulting in 15-30% mortality in hospitalized patients. New pathogenic arenaviruses emerge with on average one new species being discovered every three years, representing a serious concern for public health.The past years have seen rapid progress in many aspects of arenavirus research. The present Special Issue covers major recent developments in molecular arenavirus virology, fundamental mechanisms of arenavirus-host cell interaction, and the development of novel anti-viral strategies against these important pathogens.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kunz
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • arenaviruses
  • viral hemorrhagic fevers
  • emerging viruses
  • virus-host cell interaction
  • anti-viral drugs

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p. 528-549
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Viruses 2013, 5(2), 528-549; doi:10.3390/v5020528
Received: 22 December 2012; in revised form: 17 January 2013 / Accepted: 18 January 2013 / Published: 31 January 2013
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p. 340-351
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Viruses 2013, 5(1), 340-351; doi:10.3390/v5010340
Received: 22 December 2012; in revised form: 17 January 2013 / Accepted: 18 January 2013 / Published: 21 January 2013
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p. 241-278
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Viruses 2013, 5(1), 241-278; doi:10.3390/v5010241
Received: 12 December 2012; in revised form: 11 January 2013 / Accepted: 14 January 2013 / Published: 17 January 2013
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p. 3625-3646
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Viruses 2012, 4(12), 3625-3646; doi:10.3390/v4123625
Received: 29 October 2012; in revised form: 28 November 2012 / Accepted: 5 December 2012 / Published: 11 December 2012
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p. 2973-3011
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Viruses 2012, 4(11), 2973-3011; doi:10.3390/v4112973
Received: 4 October 2012; in revised form: 4 November 2012 / Accepted: 5 November 2012 / Published: 9 November 2012
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p. 2786-2805
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Viruses 2012, 4(11), 2786-2805; doi:10.3390/v4112786
Received: 11 October 2012; in revised form: 17 October 2012 / Accepted: 25 October 2012 / Published: 6 November 2012
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p. 2766-2785
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Viruses 2012, 4(11), 2766-2785; doi:10.3390/v4112766
Received: 30 September 2012; in revised form: 23 October 2012 / Accepted: 31 October 2012 / Published: 5 November 2012
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Viruses 2012, 4(11), 2514-2557; doi:10.3390/v4112514
Received: 27 September 2012; in revised form: 20 October 2012 / Accepted: 22 October 2012 / Published: 29 October 2012
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p. 2650-2669
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Viruses 2012, 4(11), 2650-2669; doi:10.3390/v4112650
Received: 30 September 2012; in revised form: 18 October 2012 / Accepted: 24 October 2012 / Published: 29 October 2012
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p. 2317-2339
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Viruses 2012, 4(10), 2317-2339; doi:10.3390/v4102317
Received: 18 September 2012; in revised form: 2 October 2012 / Accepted: 10 October 2012 / Published: 19 October 2012
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p. 2162-2181
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Viruses 2012, 4(10), 2162-2181; doi:10.3390/v4102162
Received: 4 September 2012; in revised form: 5 October 2012 / Accepted: 5 October 2012 / Published: 17 October 2012
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p. 2182-2196
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Viruses 2012, 4(10), 2182-2196; doi:10.3390/v4102182
Received: 21 September 2012; in revised form: 2 October 2012 / Accepted: 10 October 2012 / Published: 17 October 2012
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p. 2137-2161
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Viruses 2012, 4(10), 2137-2161; doi:10.3390/v4102137
Received: 9 August 2012; in revised form: 21 September 2012 / Accepted: 26 September 2012 / Published: 16 October 2012
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p. 2097-2114
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Viruses 2012, 4(10), 2097-2114; doi:10.3390/v4102097
Received: 1 August 2012; in revised form: 19 September 2012 / Accepted: 25 September 2012 / Published: 12 October 2012
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p. 2049-2079
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Viruses 2012, 4(10), 2049-2079; doi:10.3390/v4102049
Received: 3 August 2012; in revised form: 25 September 2012 / Accepted: 28 September 2012 / Published: 10 October 2012
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p. 2031-2048
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Viruses 2012, 4(10), 2031-2048; doi:10.3390/v4102031
Received: 3 September 2012; in revised form: 28 September 2012 / Accepted: 3 October 2012 / Published: 9 October 2012
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Viruses 2012, 4(9), 1802-1829; doi:10.3390/v4091802
Received: 3 August 2012; in revised form: 19 September 2012 / Accepted: 21 September 2012 / Published: 24 September 2012
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p. 1569-1591
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Viruses 2012, 4(9), 1569-1591; doi:10.3390/v4091569
Received: 17 August 2012; in revised form: 31 August 2012 / Accepted: 4 September 2012 / Published: 13 September 2012
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