Special Issue "Epidemiology of West Nile Virus"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2013).
Interests: mosquito-borne viruses, flaviviral vaccines, arboviral diagnostics
Interests: molecular biology and pathogenesis of flaviviruses and alphaviruses; viral vectors for vaccines and cancer therapy
West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne viral pathogen of global importance. Over the last two decades it has been responsible for significant disease outbreaks in man and animals in many parts of the world due to the emergence of new strains and their incursion into new geographic regions. This has resulted in tens of thousands of cases of fever and neurological disease and thousands of fatalities. Recent reports of the evolution of new virulent strains of WNV affecting horses in Australia in 2011 and a resurgence in the number of human cases in the US in 2012 are timely reminders that WNV remains a serious emerging global pathogen of medical and veterinary significance. This special issue invites the contribution of original research articles or reviews that advance our knowledge on West Nile virus and the disease its causes. This includes, but is not limited to, topics such as the evolution of new strains of West Nile virus and their geographical distribution, reports of recent outbreaks of WNV diseases in humans and animals, the vector transmission of WNV to susceptible vertebrates and the disease it produces in these hosts. The development or application of new technologies for the control and surveillance of WNV such as detection and diagnostic assays, vaccines and treatment options are also important topics welcomed in this issue.
Prof. Dr. Roy A. Hall
Prof. Dr. Alexander Khromykh
Dr. Jody Hobson-Peters
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- West Nile virus
- vertebrate hosts
- mosquito vectors
- virus surveillance