Avian Coronaviruses

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 109

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
College of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Interests: poultry diseases; avian coronaviruses

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Avian Coronaviruses (ACoVs), a viral group within the Coronaviridae family, have emerged as significant pathogens among poultry, threatening both animal health and the poultry industry. ACoVs primarily target the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems of birds, leading to various clinical manifestations. It can also result in decreased egg production and increased mortality rates among young chicks. Improving our understanding of ACoVs is essential for devising effective control and prevention strategies.

This Special Issue invites contributions spanning pathogenesis, virus replication, antiviral factors and prevention measures against ACoVs. We encourage submissions on fundamental analyses, including viral infection mechanisms and host–virus interactions, epidemiological studies, as well as vaccine development for ACoVs infections. There are no limitations on the types of contributions; original articles, brief communications, case reports, and reviews are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Guozhong Zhang
Guest Editor

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  • avian coronaviruses
  • pathogenesis
  • viral infection mechanisms
  • host–virus interactions
  • vaccine development

Published Papers

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