Special Issue "Feline Viruses and Viral Diseases 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: companion animal tumour virology; virus discovery; pathogenesis of chronic viral infections; retroviruses; gammaherpesviruses; hepadnaviruses
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Special Issue in Viruses: Feature Papers in the Section ‘Animal Viruses’
Cats are among the worlds most popular pets and safeguarding their health is a multibillion dollar global industry. Understanding the pathogenic potential of known and novel viruses capable of infecting domestic cats is important not just for feline health but also for that of the other animals, including humans, that they live alongside. The urgent need to understand the role of cats and dogs in the epidemiology of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic alone validates the place of companion animal virology in the One Health paradigm.
In this second Special Issue “Feline Viruses and Viral Diseases”, we invite submissions from researchers working across disciplines related to viruses and viral disease manifestations of domestic and non-domestic felids. Studies that develop or envisage translational applications promoting feline health are particularly welcome.
Prof. Dr. Julia A. Beatty
Prof. Dr. Séverine Tasker
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