Topical Collection "Advanced Research on Avian Influenza Virus (AIV)"
Interests: avian influenza virus; viral infection and immune response; control of infectious diseases ;immune tolerance in transplantation
Interests: immune response; antiviral therapy; vaccine; pathogenicity
The sudden emergence of the Asian-lineage H5N1 subtype of highly pathogenic AIV (HPAIV) in 2003 and H7N9 subtype of low pathogenic AIV (LPAIV) in 2013, both of which cause fatal diseases not only in birds but also in humans, has greatly impacted the world. Near-global spread of the H5N1 HPAIV has caused tremendous problems with public health and poultry production. Continuous co-circulation of the various subtypes of AIVs, including HPAIV and LPAIV, in poultry and wild birds can result in genetic reassortments, generating novel viruses. Indeed, in recent years, the Asian-lineage H5 subtype HPAIVs carrying various NA subtypes, namely H5N2, H5N6, H5N8 and other HPAIVs, have been causing outbreaks in many countries in the Asian, European, Middle East, and African regions. Further, genetic changes in the H7N9 LPAIV have generated the H7N9 HPAIV, further threatening poultry and humans. It should be quite important to continuously monitor the evolution of AIV, and also to gain further knowledge on the pathogenicity of AIV.
This Topical Collection aims to solicit primary research articles, reviews, editorials, and commentaries on contemporary and hot topics, and to attract new research articles that address actual pathogens of poultry and wild birds.
Prof. Haruko Ogawa
Dr. Yohei Takeda
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- avian influenza virus (AIV)
- highly pathogenic AIV (HPAIV)
- low pathogenic AIV (LPAIV)
- public health
- animal hygiene
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