Arboviral Diseases in Livestock

A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Viruses".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 58

Special Issue Editors

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Veterinary Science, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia
Interests: animal arboviral diseases; zoonotic viral diseases; viral diagnostics
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Agricultural Research Council—Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Pretoria 0110, South Africa
Interests: lumpy skin disease virus; African Swine Fever Virus; Bluetongue Viruses

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Arthropod-borne viruses or arboviruses impose a significant global burden on livestock production and, subsequently, food security. These viruses are transmitted by ticks, sand flies, mosquitoes, and biting midges. Due to climate change, the distribution of these insects has expanded, leading to the spread of transboundary epizootics of livestock-associated viruses. Examples of these transboundary excursions include genotype II African swine fever virus spreading from Africa to Europe, Asia, and Hispaniola. Similarly, bluetongue and epizootic haemorrhagic disease were recently reported in Europe, and African horse sickness viruses were identified in Thailand in 2020. The impacts of these viruses are not limited to the livestock-producing industry but also affect international trade, food production, and food security.

This Special Issue invites original research or reviews investigating the diagnostics, epidemiology, treatment, or control of arboviruses in livestock. Multidisciplinary contributions investigating the molecular epidemiology and diagnosis of these viruses are welcomed, as well as studies into novel vaccines or other control strategies to combat these viruses.

Prof. Dr. Estelle Venter
Dr. Antoinette Van Schalkwyk
Guest Editors

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  • arbovirus
  • epidemiology
  • diagnostics
  • vaccines

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