Special Issue "Flavivirus Replication and Pathogenesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: Japanese encephalitis virus; flavivirus; porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus; arterivirus; replication; virus–host interactions; pathogenesis; vaccine
Within the family Flaviviridae, the genus Flavivirus consists of more than 50 species; in any part of the globe where humans can live, at least one flavivirus species can be found. Pathogenic flaviviruses are primarily transmitted by blood-sucking mosquitoes or ticks. These species include a significant number of emerging and re-emerging arboviruses of global significance, such as Japanese encephalitis, West Nile, Zika, dengue, yellow fever, tick-borne encephalitis, Kyasanur Forest disease, and Omsk haemorrhagic fever viruses. Infections by these pathogens can cause a wide spectrum of severe neurological and non-neurological diseases in humans and/or animals. Although the structure of these viruses and their gene products are relatively well defined thus far, they still pose a significant threat to humans and/or animals, and in most cases, no specific medical interventions are available. This Special Issue seeks all types of manuscripts (e.g., reviews, research articles, and short communications) that will highlight and advance our current understanding of these viruses, specifically the molecular aspects of their replication and pathogenesis, and prospectively discuss new challenges and unresolved issues. We expect this publication opportunity will yield new insights that will contribute directly to the development of new control strategies to prevent or treat infections caused by these clinically important pathogens.
Dr. Young-Min Lee
Manuscript Submission Information
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- viral replication
- viral pathogenesis
- virus-host interactions
- host immune responses