Special Issue "Biology and Treatment of Tick-Borne Viral Pathogens"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018).
Interests: flaviviruses; alphaviruses; antiviral drug development; antivirals targeting RNA capping; viral RNA genome replication; diagnostics
Interests: flaviviruses; virus–host interactions; virus evolutionary biology; emerging viruses, surveillance
Tick-borne viruses, such as Powassan, Bourbon, Heartland, and Tick-Borne Encephalitis viruses, cause significant morbidity and mortality every year, but the impact of these important viral pathogens are often overshadowed by their mosquito-borne counterparts. With climate change causing dramatic shifts in the traditional geographic ranges of many tick species and increased interaction of humans with tick ranges, it is expected that tick-borne viral diseases will continue to become more prevalent over the next few decades. Although some similarities exist between tick-borne viral diseases and related mosquito-borne diseases, the ecology and physiology of ticks is quite distinct from that of mosquitoes, with important implications for the virus-host interaction and the consequent burden of tick-borne viral diseases.
This Viruses Special Issue will focus on summarizing our current knowledge in the ecology, transmission, pathogenesis, immunity, and treatment of tick-borne viral diseases, providing an essential current overview of the field and helping to define the next stages of investigation into these important human pathogens.Dr. Brian Geiss
Dr. Greg Ebel
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- Tick-borne viruses