Special Issue "Neuroinvasive Viral Infections"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Interests: RNA virus pathogenesis; Flaviviruses; RNA virus vaccine development; neuroinflammation; neurodegeneration
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Viral infections in the central nervous system (CNS) are an important cause of disease. The emergence of infections like West Nile virus in the western hemisphere and the recent association between enterovirus infections with rhomboencephalitis or poliomielitis in children highlight the ongoing impact of CNS viral infections on human health. The recent emergence of Zika virus infection and its effects on thedeveloping CNS have highlighted the need for continued research to define the host–pathogen interactions in the developing and mature nervous system that determine disease outcomes. Viral infections in the CNS also provide important new mechanistic insights into inflammatory diseases of the CNS such as Multiple Sclerosis and, more recently, neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease. The breadth and impact of research in the field of neuroinvasive viral infections has expanded over the years. In this Special Issue, we will focus on the most recent discoveries of neuroinvasive viral infections including the virus–host interactions that determine disease outcome, viral model systems that provide mechanistic insight into inflammatory diseases of the CNS, and potential countermeasures for inflammation in the nervous system.
Prof. Dr. J. David Beckham
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