Special Issue "Emerging Wildlife Viral Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: virus evolution; viral metagenomics; wildlife diseases; veterinary virology; viral protein structure and function; recombinant vaccines; animal immunology
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Emerging or re-emerging viral diseases/infectious is identified as an apparently growing trend of disease threats to wildlife, and act as the source of a series of high-impact, recently emerging pathogens affecting humans. Most emerging viral pathogens, including Ebola and Marburg virus, human immunodeficiency virus virus-1 and -2, Nipah, Hendra and Menangle virus, West Nile virus, Middle East respiratory syndrome and different subtypes of avian influenza, originate in wildlife and spillover into human hosts due to a range of ecological, demographic and socio-economic changes. Diseases caused by viruses, recently exemplified by the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) to human populations, also threaten wild animals from amphibians to mammals. Habitat destructions, pollution, and international trade are among factors contributing to a growing opportunity for viruses to spread to new hosts and cause disease.
This Special Issue aims to bring attention to recurrent or new viral diseases affecting wildlife and to discuss recent advances in diagnostics, pathogenesis, viral/host-pathogen interactions, and evolutionary ecology.Dr. Subir Sarker
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