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Special Issue "What’s New with Flu?"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Christopher Byron Brooke

Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USAAffiliation 2: Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
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Interests: Host-Pathogen Interactions, Viral Evolution, Viral Immunology, Regulation of Gene Expression, Virology
Guest Editor
Dr. Seema Lakdawala

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Interests: Virology, Emerging influenza viruses, Virus Assembly, Virus Transmission, Microscopy, Live Cell Imaging

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

One hundred years have passed since the 1918 H1N1 pandemic, and influenza viruses continue to pose an enormous and unpredictable global public health threat. Recent technological and methodological advances have greatly expanded our understanding of the basic biology of influenza infection, shedding new light on old problems in the influenza field. This special issue will focus on recent discoveries that have emerged from the use of novel approaches to study long-standing questions in influenza biology. Articles in this issue will span molecular and quantitative virology, immunology, evolutionary biology and ecology, transmission and environmental control, mathematical modeling, and novel therapeutics.

Dr. Christopher Byron Brooke
Dr. Seema Lakdawala
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Viruses is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • molecular and quantitative virology
  • immunology
  • evolutionary biology and ecology
  • transmission and environmental control
  • mathematical modeling

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Research

Open AccessArticle Immunization of Domestic Ducks with Live Nonpathogenic H5N3 Influenza Virus Prevents Shedding and Transmission of Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Virus to Chickens
Viruses 2018, 10(4), 164; doi:10.3390/v10040164
Received: 5 March 2018 / Revised: 27 March 2018 / Accepted: 30 March 2018 / Published: 31 March 2018
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Abstract
Wild ducks are known to be able to carry avian influenza viruses over long distances and infect domestic ducks, which in their turn infect domestic chickens. Therefore, prevention of virus transmission between ducks and chickens is important to control the spread of avian
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Wild ducks are known to be able to carry avian influenza viruses over long distances and infect domestic ducks, which in their turn infect domestic chickens. Therefore, prevention of virus transmission between ducks and chickens is important to control the spread of avian influenza. Here we used a low pathogenic wild aquatic bird virus A/duck/Moscow/4182/2010 (H5N3) for prevention of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) transmission between ducks and chickens. We first confirmed that the ducks orally infected with H5N1 HPAIV A/chicken/Kurgan/3/2005 excreted the virus in feces. All chickens that were in contact with the infected ducks became sick, excreted the virus, and died. However, the ducks orally inoculated with 104 50% tissue culture infective doses of A/duck/Moscow/4182/2010 and challenged 14 to 90 days later with H5N1 HPAIV did not excrete the challenge virus. All contact chickens survived and did not excrete the virus. Our results suggest that low pathogenic virus of wild aquatic birds can be used for prevention of transmission of H5N1 viruses between ducks and chickens. Full article
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