BioMed Research International

Advances in Arbovirus Surveillance, Detection and Diagnosis


Publishing date
01 Feb 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Aug 2011

Lead Editor

1School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane St. Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia

2Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA

3Discipline of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia

4Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand


Advances in Arbovirus Surveillance, Detection and Diagnosis

Description

Arboviruses (arthropod-borne viruses) are responsible for several important vector-borne diseases of man and animals such as dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis, Rift Valley fever, West Nile fever, Ross River fever, blue tongue, and many others. Detection or accurate prediction of virus activity in arthropod vector populations and specific diagnosis of infection in the human or animal host are crucial components of effective control and treatment strategies and facilitate early warning of potential or existing outbreaks and initiation of vector control and/or vaccination programs.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles on the recent advancement in technologies or their application to detect these viruses in their arthropod vector or specifically diagnose infection in the vertebrate host. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New surveillance strategies or their novel application for detection of virus activity in vector populations
  • Enhanced prediction of arbovirus activity using methods to model vector breeding and distribution
  • New molecular methods or their novel application for virus detection in vector or host
  • Improved serological methods or their novel application for diagnosis of disease or detection of seroconversion in the host

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 512969
  • - Editorial

Advances in Arbovirus Surveillance, Detection and Diagnosis

Roy A. Hall | Bradley J. Blitvich | ... | Stuart D. Blacksell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 151967
  • - Review Article

Commercial Dengue Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Point-of-Care Application: Recent Evaluations and Future Needs?

Stuart D. Blacksell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 379738
  • - Review Article

Approaches for the Development of Rapid Serological Assays for Surveillance and Diagnosis of Infections Caused by Zoonotic Flaviviruses of the Japanese Encephalitis Virus Serocomplex

Jody Hobson-Peters
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 325659
  • - Review Article

Evolution of Mosquito-Based Arbovirus Surveillance Systems in Australia

Andrew F. van den Hurk | Sonja Hall-Mendelin | ... | Scott A. Ritchie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 159578
  • - Research Article

Proximity of Residence to Bodies of Water and Risk for West Nile Virus Infection: A Case-Control Study in Houston, Texas

Melissa S. Nolan | Ana Zangeneh | ... | Kristy O. Murray
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 719402
  • - Review Article

Rapid Molecular Detection Methods for Arboviruses of Livestock of Importance to Northern Europe

Nicholas Johnson | Katja Voller | ... | Anthony R. Fooks
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 106783
  • - Research Article

A Novel System for Rapid and Cost-Effective Production of Detection and Diagnostic Reagents of West Nile Virus in Plants

Junyun He | Huafang Lai | ... | Qiang Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 697418
  • - Research Article

Plasma Cell Cerebrospinal Fluid Pleocytosis Does Not Predict West Nile Virus Infection

Michael Jordan | Avish Nagpal | ... | Paul J. Carson
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