Special Issue "Viral Shedding and Transmission in Zoonotic Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2021.
Interests: veterinary; zoonoses; infectious diseases; pathogenesis; pathology; virus–host interaction; poultry; avian influenza; vaccines
Interests: population genetics; evolution; phylogenetics; virology; bioinformatics; biostatistics
Viral infectious diseases represent a major concern for human and animal health. The spread of viral infections within populations of the same species, or even the spillover to new species, depends on numerous aspects, including the ability of infected individuals to shed virus into the environment and infect susceptible ones. The specific host–virus adaptation, viral evolution, host immunity and genetics, viral environmental stability, and other factors can impact the ability of viruses to break the species barrier. Ultimately, viral shedding and transmission will determine whether viral infectious diseases will spread and transmit to new hosts or be controlled.
In this Special Issue, we cordially invite you to submit a research article, review article, or communication related to one or more of the aspects of viral shedding and transmission in the context of zoonotic diseases: viral replication, progeny fitness, quasi-species, pathogenesis, infectivity and transmission, evolutionary biology, and host switching.
Dr. Kateri Bertran
Dr. Martí Cortey
Dr. Miria F. Criado
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Viruses is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- viral replication
- host switching