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Special Issue "Morbilliviruses"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Dalan Bailey

The Pirbright Institute, Surrey, United Kingdom
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Interests: virus-host interactions; virus receptors; zoonosis; host-range; measles; morbilliviruses; peste des petits ruminants virus; proteomics; viral glycoproteins

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Morbilliviruses, especially measles and rinderpest, are significant pathogens that have shaped human and animal health over the centuries. Despite the availability of live attenuated vaccines, they still pose a great risk to human and animal populations, typified by the recent emergence of the small ruminant morbillivirus (peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV)) in China, North Africa, and Europe, as well as the re-emergence of measles in many developed countries.

Whilst the last 20 years have seen great developments in our understanding of these viruses, in particular the identification of their cellular receptors, there are still many avenues for continued research, for example, the use of measles virus as a potential and effective oncolytic, improved understanding of the genetic determinants of host-range, the impact of eradication on viral ecology, and the structure and function of the viral polymerase... to name just a few!

In this Special Issue, we welcome the morbillivirus research community to submit research papers or review articles related to all aspects of morbillivirus research, which will help to provide a comprehensive overview of this exciting and ever-changing field. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) molecular biology, epidemiology and ecology, virus-host range and emerging morbilliviruses, pathogenesis and virus-host interactions, and vaccine development and diagnostics.

Dr. Dalan Bailey
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Viruses is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • morbilliviruses 
  • measles virus
  • canine distemper virus 
  • peste des petits ruminants virus 
  • rinderpest virus
  • aquatic mammal morbilliviruses 
  • feline morbillivirus
  • emerging morbilliviruses

Published Papers

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