Special Issue "Capripox Viruses: A Continuing Transboundary Threat to Animal Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 December 2023 | Viewed by 6710
Interests: pseudorabies virus; small ruminant lentiviruses; vector borne diseases; Schmallenberg virus; flaviviruses; virus-vector-host interactions
Lumpy skin disease, sheeppox, and goatpox are capripox viruses of cattle, sheep, and goats, respectively. They are responsible for important direct and indirect economic losses, originating from animal mortality, morbidity, cost of vaccination, and trade restrictions on animals and their products.
Their continuing importance as transboundary animal diseases is evidenced by the ongoing lumpy skin disease virus epidemic in South-East Asia, which seems to be predominated by so-called vaccine-like recombinant strains. These recombinant lumpy skin disease strains behave as wild-type strains and cause outbreaks and clinical disease, thereby negatively impacting the livelihood of poor rural communities. The recent emergence of THRR sheeppox virus in Spain, more than 50 years after its eradication, has an important economic impact, raises questions regarding its route of introduction, and highlights that any country can be confronted with the introduction of such a transboundary disease.
This Special Edition will focus on novel findings improving our knowledge on capripox virus–host interactions and transmission and findings that can help with their control, including diagnostics and vaccines.
Prof. Dr. Nick De Regge
Dr. Andy Haegeman
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