Special Issue "West Nile Virus"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2013)
Prof. Dr. Michael S. Diamond (Website)
Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology Washington University School of Medicine Co-Director, Midwest Regional Center for Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease Research 660 S Euclid Avenue St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Dr. Ted C. Pierson (Website)
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID, NIH, 33 North Drive, Building 33, Room 2E19A.2, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Fax: +1 301 451 7978
West Nile virus (WNV) is an emerging mosquito-transmitted zoonotic pathogen that continues to spread throughout regions of the New World, Europe, Africa, and parts of the Middle East. Over the last decade, it has caused millions of human infections with outcomes ranging from sub-clinical illness, to a self-limiting febrile syndrome or lethal neuroinvasive disease. WNV poses a significant global public health risk and thus, has triggered intensive research into many areas related to WNV pathogenesis and disease. Among those targeted for exploration and discussion in this Special Edition are the epidemiology and clinical presentation of WNV disease, the virus-vector interface, vector ecology, WNV evolution and adaptation, the protective mammalian host immune response, mechanisms of virus immune evasion, and strategies for developing effective prophylaxis and treatments.
Prof. Dr. Michael S. Diamond
Dr. Ted C. Pierson
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- humoral immunity
- cellular immunity
- dendritic cells
- neuronal injury