Special Issue "Emerging Highlights in the Study of Rift Valley Fever Virus"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 149

Special Issue Editors

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Campus Delivery 1690, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Interests: vector biology; arboviruses; mosquito anti-viral responses; molecular biology; mosquito immunity; genomic regulatory regions
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Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Campus Delivery 1690, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Interests: vector competence; arboviruses; tick-borne disease; mosquito biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Rift Valley Fever virus periodically emerges in explosive epizootics in Eastern Africa and parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Viral transmission from competent mosquitoes, e.g., Aedes and Culex spp., to vertebrate hosts, can cause severe illness in humans and abortion storms in ungulates. Threats posed by current and shifting dynamics in RVFV transmission necessitate many lines of research, including, but not limited to: 1) knowledge of vector–virus interactions, 2) development of efficient vaccines for vertebrates, 3) viral strain replication kinetics, and 4) pathogenesis models. This Special Issue seeks to cover the gamut of RVFV research areas and will reveal knowledge gaps that need to be further addressed.

Dr. Corey L. Campbell
Dr. Emma K. Harris
Guest Editors

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  • Rift Valley fever virus
  • emerging diseases
  • viral reassortment
  • neglected tropical diseases
  • vaccine development
  • vector–virus interactions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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