Special Issue "Emerging and Re-emerging Animal Viral Diseases and Viral Diseases with Zoonotic Potential"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 179

Special Issue Editors

Department of Animal Health, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: ASFV; CSFV; porcine macrophages; porcine dendritic cells
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Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (CISA), Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 28040 Valdeolmos, Spain
Interests: ASFV; PRRSV; herpesviruses; henipaviruses; flaviviruses; immunity; vaccines; viral pathogenic mechanisms; veterinary pathology
Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal (CISA), Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 28040 Valdeolmos, Spain
Interests: livestock viral diseases; zoonotic diseases; veterinary pathology; immunology; virology; viral pathogenic mechanisms
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Disease prevention and control on livestock and poultry farms bring considerable benefits not only to the farm animal industry, but also to food safety, animal welfare, the trade of animals and their products, and public health. People’s health is directly linked to that of animals and the environment. For this reason, a coordinated effort, with an approach that encompasses animal, human and environmental health (concept “One Health”) is essential to deal with guarantees the management of future problems caused by infectious agents.

This Special Issue aims to show novel and high impact results in the field of emerging and re-emerging viral diseases that may affect livestock, poultry and wild animals, and that can also cause disease in humans (zoonoses). The current issue will be opened not just to manuscripts focused on vaccine development and new antigen discovery, but also to studies focused on viruses replication and spread, viruses transmission, pathogenic mechanisms, virus–host interactions, immune response induced against virus infections, immune mechanisms involved in protection or any other state-of- the-art study that might contribute to prevent and control these viral diseases in livestock and the transmission from animal to human.

We encourage authors to present original results obtained after carrying out “in vivo” experiments that require the use of small animal models (e.g., murine models), as well as natural or intermediate hosts. We will also consider "in vitro" studies. Only high-quality reviews tackling novel issues in the field will be considered.

Dr. Giulia Franzoni
Dr. Miriam Pedrera
Dr. Pedro J. Sanchez-Cordon
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Vaccines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • viral diseases
  • livestock
  • poultry
  • wild animals
  • zoonoses
  • experimental animal models
  • vaccines
  • immune response
  • pathogenic mechanisms
  • virus–host interactions
  • virus replication, spread and transmission

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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