Feature Papers of Hepatitis A, B, C and E Vaccines
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 202
2. European Virus Bioinformatics Center (EVBC), Jena, Germany
Interests: coronavirus; SARS-CoV-2; variant of concern; vaccine evaluation; T Lymphocytes; HBV
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Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E are viral infections causing liver damage and, in severe cases, leading to liver failure. Hepatitis A and E are typically transmitted through contaminated water and food, whereas hepatitis B and C are mainly spread through blood-to-blood contact or sexual transmission. Hepatitis D virus is a satellite because it can only propagate in the presence of the hepatitis B virus.
Nowadays, vaccines are available for hepatitis A and B, and they are highly effective in preventing infection. The hepatitis A vaccine is advised for individuals traveling to areas with high prevalence of hepatitis A or who work in high-risk professions. The hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for all infants, children, and adults who are at high risk of infection. There is no vaccine for hepatitis D, since prevention of hepatitis B with hepatitis B vaccine also protects against hepatitis D infection. For hepatitis C, there is no vaccine available, but new treatment options involving a combination of direct-acting antivirals have been developed that can cure the infection in most patients. Hepatitis E vaccine is available in China but not globally. The widespread use of vaccines is a crucial means of preventing hepatitis infections, and it can lead to a substantial reduction in the overall burden of these diseases.
As a Section Editorial Board Member of Hepatitis Virus Vaccines, I am pleased to announce the Special Issue titled "Feature Papers of Hepatitis A, B, C and E Vaccines". This Special Issue invites manuscripts related to the development of vaccines and immunotherapy treatments for hepatitis A, B, C, and E. We also encourage studies on vaccination attitudes, pathogenesis, animal models, clinical manifestations and disease associations. Manuscript submissions are welcome from both Editorial Board Members and outstanding scholars. Please send short proposals for submissions of Feature Papers to our Editorial Office for evaluation.
Dr. Bingqian Qu
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