Special Issue "Pathogenesis of Swine Fever Virus"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: veterinary pathology; influenza; classical swine fever; African swine fever; bovine tuberculosis
Pork production worldwide remains threatened by two unrelated swine viruses, African and classical swine fever viruses, that share similar disease presentations, pathology in pigs, and devestating impacts . Classical swine fever (CSF) remains endemic in large areas of South America, the Caribbean and Asia, and although effective live attenuated vaccines are available, developing suitable DIVA vaccines remain a significant challenge. African swine fever (ASF) continues to circulate in Africa where it constitutes one of the main limiting factors for pig industry development. In addition, since the disease re-emerged in Eastern Europe in 2007, it has spread over large distances, aided by infected wild boar populations, throughout Europe, China and Southeast Asian countries. The most recent spread of ASF into India, Indonesia, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea (PNG) threatens traditional pig rearing practices in rural areas where pigs may represent household currency animals and have cultural importance. ASF now threatens Australia and Pacific islands neighbouring PNG. Effective vaccines are not yet available and the nature of the mechanisms leading to protection are yet to be fully unravelled. In both diseases further understanding of the mechanism of infection and the cellular and systemic responses of the host will contribute to the development of robust control strategies.
We are very pleased to introduce this special issue in which we aim to gain new insights on the early events, mechanisms of disease and host-pathogen interactions of these two viruses in their hosts, vectors and using in vitro models of infection.
Dr. Alejandro Núñez
Dr. David T. Williams
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- African swine fever
- classical swine fever
- immune response
- detection methods
- host-pathogen interactions