Special Issue "Hantaviruses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Hantaviruses have world-wide distribution, and some have been shown to cause disease in humans, with compelling evidence of inflammatory immunopathology. More than 100,000 cases of hantavirus disease occur each year, with mortality rates ranging from 2% to 36%. Pathogenic hantaviruses are principally hosted by peridomestic rodents, and despite their public health significance, there are few therapies or vaccines available. In contrast to humans, there is no evidence that hantaviruses cause meaningful disease in their reservoir hosts, which appear to elicit anti-inflammatory immune responses. Recent discoveries have shown that hantaviruses are also hosted by moles, shrews, and bats, but very little has been learned about these hantaviruses. Thus, it is unclear what zoonotic potential these viruses might have. Investigations into these viruses have been limited compared with rodent-borne hantaviruses, principally due to a lack of suitable ecological studies and animal models. This Special Issue will cover the recent developments in hantavirus biology, including ecology, in the context of reservoir hosts, pathogenesis, mechanisms of virus–host cell interaction, animal models for reservoirs, as well as pathogenesis studies, and new approaches to the clinical management of the disease.
Dr. Tony Schountz
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- virus ecology
- reservoir hosts
- hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome
- hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome