Special Issue "Flavivirus Immunotherapy"

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 July 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Saiz
Guest Editor
Department of Biotechnology, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), Madrid, Spain
Interests: Flavivirus; Coronavirus; zoonosis; virus-host interactions; antivirals; vaccines
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As the Guest Editor of the Vaccines Special Issue “Flavivirus Immunotheraphy”, I would like to invite you to contribute with an original report, original observation, commentary, or review to it.

As you are perfectly aware, flaviviruses (Flaviviridae family) are arthropod-borne viruses, whose genomes are composed of a single RNA molecule of positive polarity. Flaviviruses are distributed worldwide and many cause diverse clinical conditions, ranging from mild disease to severe hemorrhagic syndromes, neurological complications, and congenital malformations, which can even drive to death. They infect more than 400 million people annually, and may (re)emerge causing epidemics and pandemics. Vaccines are only available for a few flaviviruses and there is no specific therapy on the market for any of them. Thus, a deeper understanding of the immunological mechanisms involved during infection and vaccination is required as, paradoxically, the immune response against these pathogens is crucial to controlling and eliminating infections, but it is also often associated with poor clinical outcomes. Thereby, to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the current trends in flavivirus immunoprophylaxis, this Special Issue of Vaccines is dedicated to recent scientific and technical progress made in this field. Based on your extensive experience and your recent publications, it would be our honor to publish your work to support the global scientific community. We sincerely hope that you accept our invitation. If you can contribute, please let us know at your earliest convenience, and we will provide you with additional details.

Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Saiz
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • flavivirus
  • immunoprophylaxis
  • therapy
  • vaccines
  • immunomodulators
  • immune response

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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