About this Research Topic
Mammalian viruses result in great economic losses worldwide and have caused the majority of recent pandemics in human populations, yet for many of these viruses there are currently no specific drugs and new viral mutations mean that existing vaccines are failing. Furthermore, we are still far away from fully understanding the genetic variations, epidemiology, infection and pathogenic mechanisms of these viruses. In this Research Topic, we focus on important mammalian viruses, especially the viruses among livestock that might cause global pandemics or even threaten well-being in humans. We would like to explore new insights that will guide us to improve the prevention and control strategies of animal viral diseases.
The editors encouraged the submission of Original Research, Reviews, Mini-Reviews, Method papers, and others in the following (but not limited to) topics:
- Viral genetics, molecular epidemiology and risk assessment
- Virus evolution and ecology
- Viral infection and immunologic response
- Viral pathogenesis and host-viral interactions
- New diagnostic agents and vaccine development
Keywords: Mammalian virus, Viral pathogenesis, Host-viral interactions, Virus ecology, Zoonotic
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