Special Issue "Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Diseases"

A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X). This special issue belongs to the section "Vaccines against (re)emerging and Tropical Infections Diseases".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 82

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Bo Wang
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Guest Editor
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA
Interests: emerging/re-emerging viruses; zoonotic viral infections; viral hepatitis and gastroenteritis; molecular epidemiology; diagnostics; mutagenesis; public health
Prof. Dr. Xinglou Yang
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Guest Editor
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650023, China
Interests: bat and rodent virus discovery; virus isolation; virus–host interaction; viral pathogenesis; viral ecology; emerging infectious diseases; attenuated and inactivated vaccines
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) disease is characterized by a syndrome of acute febrile illness, increased vascular permeability, and coagulation defects. Hemorrhagic fever viruses frequently belong to the taxonomic families, Arenaviridae, Hantaviridae, Filoviridae, Flaviviridae, Nairoviridae, which are primarily harbored by rodents or arthropods and transmitted to humans through direct or indirect contact. Considering the great morbidity and mortality of some VHFs, infections of their causative agents can become critical clinical burdens, particularly in medical-resource-limited regions. Notably, highly pathogenic VHF viruses are still circulating and causing devastating outbreaks around the globe, leading to significant public health concerns. However, the molecular pathogenesis and pathophysiology of VHF are largely unknown since validated animal models for VHF studies are lacking. Furthermore, the availability of protective vaccines and effective treatments against VHF is currently very limited.

This Special Issue of Vaccines focuses on the difficult challenges and recent advances that have been made in the field of VHF research, which aims to promote studies on the prevention and control of VHF. Specifically, this Special Issue will contain original research articles, reviews, and short communications on various topics of VHF, including, but not limited to: epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, diagnostic techniques, animal models, vaccine development, and therapeutic intervention

Dr. Bo Wang
Prof. Dr. Xinglou Yang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • arenaviruses
  • bunyaviruses
  • filoviruses
  • flaviviruses
  • viral hemorrhagic fever diseases
  • diagnostic tools
  • animal models
  • vaccine development
  • therapeutic intervention

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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