Special Issue "Emerging Arboviruses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (14 December 2020).
Interests: arthropod-borne viruses; vector-borne and zoonotic viral diseases; viruses of medical importance; diagnostics; epidemiology; virus discovery; taxonomy
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The emergence and re-emergence of arboviruses have occurred for centuries, but their rapid dispersion is more rapid and geographically extensive because of the intensive growth of global transportation systems, arthropod adaptation to urbanization, failure to contain mosquito populations and land perturbation. Here we would like to address emerging arboviruses of human importance (such as Chikungunya, Zika, Yellow fever, West Nile, Toscana, Usutu, Japanese encephalitis, Spondweni, Oropouche, Mayaro, O'nyong nyong etc.) and of veterinary importance (such as Schmallenberg, Bluetongue, African swine fever, Usutu, West Nile, Rift Valley fever, Shuni, African horse sickness, Akabane, etc.). Research studies can be focused on epidemiology, development and evaluation of diagnostic assays, transmission pathways and cycles, natural cycles, virulence and clinical aspects. Studies aiming at virus discovery or at establishing the pathogenesis of viruses for either humans or animals are also within the scope of this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Remi Charrel
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- arthropod-borne virus
- human importance
- veterinary importance
- diagnosis; preparedness and response
- animal models