Special Issue "Emerging and Re-emerging Arboviruses"

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Dorothee Misse
Guest Editor
IRD Institute MIVEGEC Unit 911 Avenue Agropolis 34394 Montpellier, France

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The emergence and re-emergence of arboviruses is of great importance to public health, resulting in numerous outbreaks worldwide. More recently, the Zika and Chikungunya viruses have caused major outbreaks, in addition to an increasing trend in dengue incidence throughout the tropics and subtropics. Other arboviruses, such as Mayaro, yellow fever, West Nile, Usutu, Japanese encephalitis, bluetongue, and Rift Valley fever viruses, cause substantial morbidity and mortality in humans, domestic animals, or wildlife across the globe. The viruses are acquired by a vector from an infected host during blood meals and then propagate in the tissues of the vector. This arthropod then becomes a virus reservoir and is able to transmit the virus to a new vertebrate host. Despite much effort made over the last few decades of research on arboviruses, there are still many questions concerning how arboviruses survive in a cycle between two distinct host environments. Elucidating the multiple cellular pathways and factors that promote or hamper viral replication and/or pathogenesis is crucial. This Special Issue covers a wide range of topics focusing on arbovirus infection and aims to fill the gaps in our current understanding of host factors that regulate viral infection, arbovirus–host interactions, vector competence, and host genetic factors. All types of articles will be considered for publication, including short reports, original research, and review articles.

Dr. Dorothee Misse
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • arbovirus
  • arbovirus-host interactions
  • vector competence
  • host factors
  • viral replication

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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