Special Issue "Animal Viruses: State-of-the-Art Research in Italy"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Nicola Decaro
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Guest Editor
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy
Interests: Viruses of domestic animals (mainly carnivores and ruminants), with particular emphasis on those that have an economic impact on livestock productivity, are responsible for zoonoses or can serve as animal models for human infections.
Dr. Alessio Lorusso
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Co-Guest Editor
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise, Teramo, Italy
Interests: moleculary epidemiology of orbiviruses; morbilliviruses and flaviviruses; next generation sequencing; metagenomics and virus discovery; innovative diagnostic tools; genome manipulation via reverse genetics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last decades, tremendous strides have been made by Italian virologists in all areas of veterinary science. Animal virologists from the universities “Istituti Zooprofilattici Sperimentali” (the network of the National Veterinary Diagnostic and Research laboratories) and “Istituto Superiore di Sanità” (the Italian Institute for Health) are contributing enormously to advancing knowledge in veterinary virology. Despite the limited financial resources allocated for research in Italy, excellence has been achieved in several fields of animal virology, with emphasis on those pathogens existing at the human–animal interface. Indeed, a number of Italian veterinary virologists have firmly established their international reputation, becoming a point of reference for the global scientific community.

With this Special Issue of Viruses, we aim to provide an up-to-date view of the state-of-the-art of animal viruses. We cordially invite you to submit/send your most recent research findings and/or insights into this topic. We welcome reviews and original research articles, including those covering technical aspects.

Prof. Dr. Nicola Decaro
Dr. Alessio Lorusso
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • animal viruses
  • Italian research
  • state of the art
  • epidemiology
  • pathogenesis
  • diagnosis
  • prophylaxys
  • zoonoses

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Erasing the Invisible Line to Empower the Pandemic Response
Viruses 2021, 13(2), 348; https://doi.org/10.3390/v13020348 - 23 Feb 2021
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A challenging debate has arisen on the role of veterinary expertise in facing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. It seems totally unreasonable that in most countries, veterinary diagnostic and tracing forces were not deployed at the start to perform strategic tasks, which could have mitigated [...] Read more.
A challenging debate has arisen on the role of veterinary expertise in facing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. It seems totally unreasonable that in most countries, veterinary diagnostic and tracing forces were not deployed at the start to perform strategic tasks, which could have mitigated the outcome of this dramatic health emergency. Erasing the invisible line between human and veterinary virology will empower the response to future pandemics. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Animal Viruses: State-of-the-Art Research in Italy)
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