Special Issue "Assessment of Avian Influenza Vaccine: Biochemical Characterization and Genetic Identification of Virus Strains"

A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Vaccines".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 114

Special Issue Editors

Chinese National Influenza Center, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China
Interests: etiology of influenza virus; Influenza-related mechanisms of inflammation; antiviral immunity
Dr. Li Xin
Guest Editor
WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Influenza, Chinese National Influenza Center, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China
Interests: influenza vaccine development; etiology of influenza virus

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As you are already aware, influenza viruses are highly prevalent pathogens transmitted by air droplets or direct contact. WHO reported that 290000–650000 deaths are related to influenza each year in the world. Additionally, influenza pandemics are still a concern to human besides seasonal influenza.  In the last hundred years, four influenza A virus pandemics have had a devastating effect. Studies of virus traceability have demonstrated that avian influenza virus or genes of avian influenza virus were believed to contribute to all four pandemic viruses. Sporadic human cases with avian influenza infection and influenza outbreak in poultry or wildfowl were reported frequently by multiple countries in the world. Avian influenza viruses would not be ignored in concern of next influenza pandemic. At present, vaccination was believed to be the most effective way on prevention and control of influenza. However, a major difficulty in the development of pre-pandemic vaccines is to identify which zoonotic virus may cause the next pandemic.  To promote the technological preparedness or theoretical recognition on potential influence pandemic, we are launching a Special Issue entitled “Assessment of Avian Influenza Vaccine: Biological Characterization and Genetic Identification of Virus Strains”. This Special Issue will include high-quality papers on topics within the broad scope of Vaccines. We will consider manuscripts that investigate anti-viral and anti-influenza immunity, immunological responses to potential viral vaccine antigens, the testing of viral vaccine candidates in animals and humans, the delivery methods of viral vaccine antigens, studies on vaccine adjuvants related to viral vaccine development, investigations of viral vaccine strategies that aim to raise broadly neutralizing antibodies, and theoretical studies that suggest and rationalize novel types of viral vaccines or novel ways of stimulating protective anti-viral immunity. 

Dr. Rongbao Gao
Dr. Li Xin
Guest Editors

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  • avian influenza
  • etiology
  • antiviral immunity
  • serology
  • vaccine
  • pathogenesis

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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