Special Issue "Surveillance on Animal Infectious Disease"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 818

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Narayan Ramamurthy
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Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Interests: hepatitis B; hepatocellular carcinoma

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Animal Infectious Disease is a kind of animal disease. Infection in humans and animals is caused by a common pathogen and can be transmitted through direct contact between humans and sick animals or through animal vectors, contaminated air, water, and food. At present, the policy of giving priority to the prevention of animal epidemics has been adopted.

In this regard, we have launched this Vaccine Special Issue (MDPI), and we welcome your valuable contributions in the form of an influential article focusing on the theme "Surveillance on Animal Infectious Disease".

We encourage and welcome submissions of manuscripts regarding the following topics:

  1. Perspectives and reviews regarding the animal epidemics;
  2. Original or review articles regarding animal epidemics: analysis and detection;
  3. Case reports or case series of animal epidemics with typical or atypical presentation;
  4. Development and improvement of new point-of-care techniques for the detection of the animal epidemics.

Dr. Narayan Ramamurthy
Guest Editor

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  • animal disease
  • pathogen
  • animal epidemic
  • human health
  • prevention

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Circulation of Pestiviruses in Small Ruminants from Greece: First Molecular Identification of Border Disease Virus
Vaccines 2023, 11(5), 918; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines11050918 - 28 Apr 2023
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The incidence of small ruminant pestivirus infections in Greece remains unknown as they have not been diagnosed in the country since 1974 when the most recent Border Disease Virus (BDV) outbreak was reported. The objective of our study was to explore the possible [...] Read more.
The incidence of small ruminant pestivirus infections in Greece remains unknown as they have not been diagnosed in the country since 1974 when the most recent Border Disease Virus (BDV) outbreak was reported. The objective of our study was to explore the possible occurrence of pestiviral infections among sheep and goat farms in Greece and to further determine the variants of major concern. Thus, serum samples were collected from 470 randomly selected animals belonging to 28 different flocks/herds. ELISA on p80 antibody revealed the existence of seropositive animals in four out of the 24 studied sheep flocks, whereas all the goats in the four studied herds were seronegative. Viral RNA and antigens were detected in two sheep out of the four seropositive flocks by RT-PCR and ELISA, respectively. Sequencing and phylogenetic analysis showed that the newly identified Greek variants were closely related to the strains of the BDV-4 genotype. One of the BDV-positive sheep demonstrated the diagnostic profile of a persistently infected (PI) animal, providing additional information regarding the source of the infection. This is the first molecular identification of BDV isolates in Greece. Our findings indicate that BDV infections are likely to remain undiagnosed, highlighting the need for further epidemiological studies and active surveillance programs to determine the prevalence and impact of BDV infections on a countrywide level. Full article
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