Special Issue "Non-A Influenza"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019
Dr. Feng Li
Influenza viruses are a group of respiratory pathogens that have been classified into four types in the family Orthomyxoviridae: A, B, C, and D. Among them, influenza A and B viruses can cause moderate to severe illness in humans, with influenza A having the potential to trigger an influenza pandemic. Influenza C virus generally causes mild reparatory disease in humans, but its infection can be severe with complications including lower respiratory infection in children, especially those under two years. The recently discovered influenza D primarily affects agricultural animals, with bovines as a reservoir. Of greater public health importance, serological evidence of influenza D virus infection in humans has been recently demonstrated. Within global influenza research, influenza A has been primarily investigated due to its pandemic potential. In contrast, other types of influenza viruses, including influenza B with humans as a primary reservoir, have received considerably less attention. This Special Issue will feature the most recent research and findings on non-A influenza viruses, including epidemiology, evolution, cross-species transmission, molecular biology, antigenic lineage, virus–host interactions, antivirals and vaccine development.
Dr. Feng Li
Manuscript Submission Information
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- influenza B
- influenza C
- influenza D
- molecular biology
- antigenic lineage
- reverse genetics
- virus–host interactions