Zoonotic Viruses Responsible for Encephalitis: New Advanced Research
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 8596
Mosquitoes, ticks, bats, and dogs are species best known for transmitting viruses causing encephalitis in humans. Old and newly discovered zoonotic viruses regularly pose a public health threat accentuated by regional disparities, variable diagnostic capabilities, and plurennial variations of pathogens prevalence. On the other hand, nearly half of all encephalitis cases, which are among the most severe conditions in infectious diseases, remain of unknown etiology even in developed countries. Innovative approaches such as metagenomics are increasingly giving rise to the discovery of new neurotropic zoonotic viruses but remain difficult to implement in developing countries.
This Special Edition of Infectious Disease Reports aims to highlight current knowledge and future perspectives on the diagnostics, discovery, surveillance, transmission, prevention, and treatment of endemic, emerging, novel, or neglected zoonotic viruses responsible for human encephalitis. Original research articles, reviews, and case reports are welcome. Interdisciplinary works integrating ecology, entomology, virology, molecular biology, metagenomics, neuropathology, imaging, structural biology, modeling, and/or infection models are particularly encouraged. Submissions related to neurological manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 are accepted.
Dr. Philippe Pérot
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- zoonotic viruses
- emerging infectious diseases