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Special Issue "Enteroviruses 2023"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Human Virology and Viral Diseases".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2023 | Viewed by 3514
Special Issue Editor
Interests: viral pathogenesis and immunology; enterovirus; antiviral agents
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Topics: Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Agents
Special Issue Information
Enteroviruses (EVs) are small nonenveloped RNA viruses belonging to the genus Enterovirus and family Picornaviridae. They comprise polioviruses, coxsackieviruses A and B, echoviruses, numbered enteroviruses, and rhinoviruses. EV infections mainly cause mild diseases such as hand, foot, and mouth disease and herpangina. However, severe complications including meningoencephalitis, myocarditis, and acute flaccid paralysis may occur, particularly in infants and young children. Although enteroviruses constitute a major clinical and public concern, antiviral agents approved for their clinical treatment are lacking. Apart from vaccines against EV-A71 recently marked in China, there are currently no effective vaccines to prevent non-polio EVs.
In this Special Issue, we call for papers on both fundamental and applied aspects of enterovirus biology. We welcome all types of manuscripts (e.g., reviews, research articles, and short communications), including novel findings with respect to molecular mechanisms of replication, pathogenicity and host-virus interactions that may pave the way for the development of therapeutics and vaccines against EV infections.
Dr. Szu-Hao Kung
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- viral replication
- viral pathogenicity
- host-virus interaction
- antiviral agents
- viral vaccine