Special Issue "Viruses Affecting Salmonids"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: host–pathogen interactions; sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry; viral diseases; infection kinetics; transmission and immune responses; virological and bacteriological vaccine products
Salmonids are among the three most important fish species in aquaculture worldwide. Viruses causing welfare and health issues in salmonids are among the top listed diseases in the global aquaculture industry, leading to heavy losses. Although some viruses have been well known and described for decades, stories of successful eradication of viruses affecting salmonids are scarce.
In this Special Issue, we aim for peer-reviewed reports, perspectives, reviews, and research articles on recent advances in salmonid virology to increase our knowledge on the identification and discovery of emerging viruses affecting salmonids. Further, our aim is to increase our understanding of individual viruses and virus interplay during co-infections. Studies on factors affecting virulence and how varying virulence manifests as pathology and on the host response is of specific interest, as are also studies on therapeutic and preventative approaches to reduce the accommodating welfare and health issues and heavy losses for the industry. Viral diseases in aquaculture might have an environmental impact either through transmission to wild fish or influence the ecosystem as a whole, impairing further growth of the industry, and thus, we also seek study topics shedding light on this area.
Dr. Sonal Patel
Dr. Aase B Mikalsen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Wild fish species
- Host–pathogen interaction