BioMed Research International

Vector-Borne Viral Diseases


Publishing date
19 Dec 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Aug 2014

Lead Editor

1Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

2Department of Biology, Southern Mississippi University, Hattiesburg, MS, USA

3Center for infectious Diseases, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

4Institute of Biology and Medical Sciences, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Infection and Immunity, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China

5Central Michigan University College of Medicine, CMED Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA


Vector-Borne Viral Diseases

Description

Vector-borne viral diseases (VBVDs) are defined viral diseases transmitted by vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks, lice, biting flies, and fleas. Some of VBVDs, such as Dengue fever, have long been present worldwide and some, such as West Nile meningoencephalitis, are re-emerging as global public health threats. Other important VBVDs include Japanese encephalitis, Chikungunya fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Rift Valley fever, Hantavirus hemorrhagic fever, and severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome. As a result of environmental changes and fast-paced globalization, many VBVDs pose increasing threats to human health and challenges to effective disease prevention and control. Combating VBVDs requires collective research efforts on basic research on the virus-host (vectors/mammals) interaction, pathogenic mechanisms and host immune responses, antiviral and vaccine development, transmission, epidemiology, and vector control.

In this special issue, we invite investigators to contribute original novel research articles as well as review articles on the following aspects of VBVDs. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mechanisms of viral entry, replication, and egress
  • Pathogenesis of VBVDs
  • Host response to viral infection and mechanisms of immune evasion
  • Antiviral and vaccine development
  • Mechanisms of viral transmission
  • Epidemiology of VBVDs
  • Novel approaches for vector control
  • Innovative methods/tools to study VBVDs

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/microbiology/vector/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 582045
  • - Editorial

Vector-Borne Viral Diseases

Penghua Wang | Fengwei Bai | ... | Michael J. Conway
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 643439
  • - Research Article

Vector Borne Infections in Italy: Results of the Integrated Surveillance System for West Nile Disease in 2013

Christian Napoli | Simona Iannetti | ... | Paolo Calistri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 504187
  • - Research Article

Sialic Acid Expression in the Mosquito Aedes aegypti and Its Possible Role in Dengue Virus-Vector Interactions

Jorge Cime-Castillo | Philippe Delannoy | ... | Blanca H. Ruiz-Ordaz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 234181
  • - Research Article

Occurrence of West Nile Virus Antibodies in Wild Birds, Horses, and Humans in Poland

Jowita Samanta Niczyporuk | Elżbieta Samorek-Salamonowicz | ... | Hanna Czekaj
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 376230
  • - Review Article

The Global Ecology and Epidemiology of West Nile Virus

Caren Chancey | Andriyan Grinev | ... | Maria Rios
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 280276
  • - Research Article

Identification of the Alternative Splicing of the UL49 Locus of Human Cytomegalovirus

Guang Yang | Wei Li | ... | Tianhong Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 907852
  • - Review Article

Epidemiology of West Nile Disease in Europe and in the Mediterranean Basin from 2009 to 2013

Daria Di Sabatino | Rossana Bruno | ... | Paolo Calistri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 359308
  • - Review Article

Predictive Symptoms and Signs of Severe Dengue Disease for Patients with Dengue Fever: A Meta-Analysis

H. Zhang | Y. P. Zhou | ... | X. G. Chen
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