COVID-19 Complications and Co-infections

A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Coronaviruses".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2025 | Viewed by 305

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
School of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Interests: COVID-19 complications; clinical outcomes with COVID-19 disease; systemic disorders

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Guest Editor
West Penn Allegheny Health System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Interests: COVID-19; acute respiratory distress syndrome; asthma and COPD

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, our understanding of the disease has undergone rapid development. We have gained significant insights into COVID-19, including its risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical course, outcomes, complications, prognosis, associated co-morbid conditions and co-infections, as well as optimal treatment and management options. However, despite these advancements, there are still notable gaps in our knowledge, especially as new variants continue to evolve.

This Special Issue examines the short- and long-term clinical outcomes of COVID-19 disease and its associated co-infections. We especially welcome:

  1. Virology research that presents original empirical studies (using qualitative, mixed, and quantitative methods), systematic reviews, short communications, case reports, and brief reports that contribute to our understanding of the course, outcomes, and prognosis of COVID-19;
  2. Respiratory system complications associated with COVID-19 that include cardiovascular disease, thrombosis, kidney damage, neurological conditions, and gastrointestinal symptoms. These complications, together with co-infections such as bacterial pneumonia, influenza virus infection, and fungal infections, can increase the severity and complexity of the disease;
  3. Critical perspectives and articles that examine how clinical and public health initiatives and interventions can effectively reduce morbidity, mortality, and the burden on healthcare systems caused by COVID-19, which are crucial. Understanding the nature of these complications and co-infections is important for informing strategies to effectively manage and treat COVID-19.

We aim to bridge existing knowledge gaps and advance our understanding of COVID-19 and its associated co-infections and complications. Global perspectives in submissions are welcomed.

Dr. Amir Sohail
Dr. Abu Baker Sheikh
Dr. Adeel Nasrullah
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • SARS-CoV-2
  • COVID-19
  • complications
  • co-infections
  • hospitalization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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