Special Issue "New Insights into Astroviruses Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 December 2021.
Interests: enteric and respiratory viruses; mucosal barrier; immunocompromised hosts; transkingdom interactions
Interests: pathogenesis of influenza and astroviruses in normal and high-risk populations; viral evolution; microbiome/virome
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In this follow up Special Issue in Viruses, we want to explore the latest in astrovirus research. While these enteric viruses remain understudied, major advances have been made in the past 5 years with respect to in vitro and in vivo models. We now have a better understanding of their spectrum of disease and have explored a number of treatment strategies; however, many questions remain. What host and virus factors are associated with disease? How can we best treat patients with severe central nervous system involvement? Are there connections between enteric and respiratory astrovirus-associated disease? What role do co-infections or transkingdom interactions play in astrovirus pathogenesis? These questions and more will be explored in this Special Issue, which will help chart a course for future astrovirus research.
Dr. Valerie Cortez
Dr. Stacey Schultz-Cherry
Manuscript Submission Information
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- spectrum of disease
- models of infection
- emerging viruses
- transkingdom interactions