Special Issue "State-of-the-Art Respiratory Viruses Research in Russia"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: Influenza; respiratory viruses; live attenuated vaccines; viral epidemiology; clinical trials; viral immunology
Acute respiratory viral infections are the most common group of acute infectious diseases in humans. Their impact on human health and economy became especially important in light of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2. Besides SARS-CoV-2, other important viral pathogens such as influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza viruses, adenoviruses, human metapneumovirus and others cause significant socio-economic burden worldwide. Russia occupies a huge geographic territory, which inevitably affects the biodiversity of respiratory viruses circulating among people and in the natural reservoir, especially among domestic and migratory birds.
In this Special Issue, we will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art in respiratory viruses research in Russia focusing on surveillance, genetic characterization, antiviral drug resistance, the development of safe and broadly protective vaccines, as well as basic research on the induction of antiviral immunity, including mucosal and cell-based memory immune responses after natural infections and vaccination with licensed or experimental vaccines. Besides, this edition is also opening submission for virologists and other experts in Russia to publish general articles or reviews on any viruses research topic.
Prof. Dr. Larisa Rudenko
Dr. Irina Isakova-Sivak
Manuscript Submission Information
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- human respiratory viruses
- viral pathogenesis
- viral-host interactions
- viral immunology
- cell-based immunity
- animal studies