BioMed Research International

Human Arthropod-Borne Viral Infections


Publishing date
27 Sep 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
10 May 2013

Lead Editor

1Clinical Microbiology and Virology Unit, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Policlinico Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy

2Department of Virology, Erasmus Medical Center, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands

3Unité des Virus Emergents, Faculté de Médecine Timone, 27 boulevard Jean Moulin, Marseille Cedex 05, France

4Virology Unit, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Public Health, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Tronto 10/a, 60020 Torrette di Ancona, Italy

5Unit of Microbiology, Department of Specialised, Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, Regional Reference Center for Microbiological Emergencies (CRREM), St. Orsola University Hospital, University of Bologna (Alma Mater Studiorum), Building 11, 1st floor 9, Via Massarenti, 40138 Bologna, Italy


Human Arthropod-Borne Viral Infections

Description

Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) belong to different families and genera of viruses and spread by mosquitoes, sandflies, biting midges, and ticks. Ecological and environmental changes result, in recent times, in the emergence and reemergence of some diseases, as an effect of global warming and the introduction and establishment of infections in some countries by returning tourists and immigrants. As a consequence, the incidence of arboviral infections has been on the rise worldwide and, though more frequent in the tropical developing countries, has become of public health importance also in Europe, requiring the need to ensure their timely recognition and treatment.

Original research articles and reviews focusing on epidemiological, and diagnostic aspects of arboviral infections in humans are welcomed. We take a particular interest in manuscripts that report the relevance of application of innovative strategies and methods for the control and surveillance of infections, detection and diagnostic assays, and molecular tools for tracing the evolution of circulating virus strains. Furthermore, distribution of vectors and reservoirs and new strategies for vaccine development and treatment options are also relevant topics welcomed in this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Biology, virulence, and pathogenesis of arboviral infections
  • Epidemiology and ecology
  • Clinical aspects
  • Evolution and phylogeny
  • Arbovirus infections of other mammals
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Strategies for vaccination and treatment

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 608510
  • - Editorial

Human Arthropod-Borne Viral Infections

Aldo Manzin | Byron E. Martina | ... | Vittorio Sambri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 582957
  • - Research Article

Seroprevalence of St. Louis Encephalitis Virus and West Nile Virus (Flavivirus, Flaviviridae) in Horses, Uruguay

Analía Burgueño | Lorena Spinsanti | ... | Adriana Delfraro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 152656
  • - Research Article

Clinical Profile and Outcome of Japanese Encephalitis in Children Admitted with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome

Gitali Kakoti | Prafulla Dutta | ... | Jagadish Mahanta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 198797
  • - Research Article

The Usefulness of Clinical-Practice-Based Laboratory Data in Facilitating the Diagnosis of Dengue Illness

Jien-Wei Liu | Ing-Kit Lee | ... | Kuender D. Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 896749
  • - Research Article

Incidence of Japanese Encephalitis among Acute Encephalitis Syndrome Cases in West Bengal, India

Bhaswati Bandyopadhyay | Indrani Bhattacharyya | ... | Nemai Bhattacharya
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 875958
  • - Research Article

Proteomic Identification of Dengue Virus Binding Proteins in Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes and Aedes albopictus Cells

Maria de Lourdes Muñoz | Gustavo Limón-Camacho | ... | William C. Black
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 965853
  • - Clinical Study

Increased Production of Interleukin-4, Interleukin-10, and Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor by Type 2 Diabetes’ Mononuclear Cells Infected with Dengue Virus, but Not Increased Intracellular Viral Multiplication

Ing-Kit Lee | Ching-Jung Hsieh | ... | Jien-Wei Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 973516
  • - Review Article

Molecular Mechanisms Involved in the Pathogenesis of Alphavirus-Induced Arthritis

Iranaia Assunção-Miranda | Christine Cruz-Oliveira | Andrea T. Da Poian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 838491
  • - Review Article

Possible Future Monoclonal Antibody (mAb)-Based Therapy against Arbovirus Infections

Giuseppe Sautto | Nicasio Mancini | ... | Roberto Burioni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 690835
  • - Review Article

Understanding the Dengue Viruses and Progress towards Their Control

Rosmari Rodriguez-Roche | Ernest A. Gould
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