Special Issue "State-of-the-Art Emerging Respiratory Viruses in Europe"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: emerging viral infections; spirochetes; molecular applications for the microbiological diagnosis of infections. application of artificial intelligence to the microbiological diagnosis
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The year 2020 saw an unprecedented pandemic outbreak worldwide, caused by a novel member of the viral family Coronaviridae, identified as SARS CoV-2. This novel virus, likely of animal origin, acquired the capability to efficiently infect humans causing a severe acute respiratory syndrome identified by WHO as COVID-19 (coronavirus disease-19). The very first episodes of COVID-19 were reported in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan (the province of Hubei), Europe, and, in particular, Italy was among the first areas that this novel infection spread with hundreds of thousands of people affected. By the end of 2020, the infection had reached millions of people worldwide, thus becoming the most relevant and devastating pandemic since the Spanish Flu that occurred a century ago. All of this prompted an enormous scientific effort worldwide to increase our knowledge of the virus and the possibility to set up an efficient laboratory and territorial diagnostics workflows, the pathogenesis of COVD-19, the possibility to use effective therapies for COVID-19, and the development of effective strategies to control the diffusion of the pandemic outbreak.
This Special Issue will provide a tool for peer-reviewed dissemination of cutting-edge scientific results obtained in all of the fields related to the identification, clinical picture, treatment, and epidemic control of the infection caused by SARS CoV-2 and related potential emerging respiratory viruses in Europe.
Prof. Dr. Vittorio Sambri
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- COVID-19 (including pathogenesis and clinical picture), virology of SARS CoV-2 and other emerging respiratory viruses
- laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19
- treatment for SARS CoV-2 infection
- strategies and modeling for the control of COVID-19 and other potential epidemic viral infections
- genetics of SARS CoV-2
- environment and diffusion of SARS CoV-2