Special Issue "Understanding, Preventing and Controlling Influenza: 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic"
A special issue of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease (ISSN 2414-6366).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Prof. David W. Smith
Department of Microbiology, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Nedlands, AustraliaFaculty of Heath and Medical Sciences, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
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Interests: influenza and other respiratory viruses; mosquito-borne viruses; emerging infections
This year marks the centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic, one of the most serious infectious disease outbreaks on record, killing over 50 million people worldwide. Since then we have experienced three further pandemics, the last in 2009, but have fortunately been spared another as severe as 1918. However the threat remains with us, as we see ongoing circulation of animal influenza viruses that have shown the ability to infect humans, especially the A/H1N1 and H7N9 viruses in birds, and the A/H3 variants in swine. We have also come to better understand the importance and impact of inter-pandemic (seasonal) influenza, the importance of modern travel in its spread, and the potential of new technologies in improving our understanding of the virus and how we might deal with it.
This Special Issue of the journal recognizes the importance of influenza, both pandemic and an epidemic. We are seeking contributions on a broad range of aspects of influenza including: what have we learnt from 1918, what drives the evolution of the virus and how do we track it, what makes an influenza virus bad, how do we stop it happening again, and how do we mitigate it if it does?
Prof. David W. Smith
Dr. Ian Barr
Dr. Lance Jennings
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