Special Issue "Swine Fevers: Global Perspective and Response"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 8020
Interests: vaccine development; synthetic RNA vaccines; pathogenesis; virus–host interactions; modes of transmission; transboundary diseases including but not limited to African swine fever and classical swine fever
Interests: African swine fever; classical swine fever; swine diseases; epidemiology control
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We invite you to contribute to a Special Issue titled “Swine fevers: global perspective and response”. African swine fever and classical swine fever are two transboundary diseases wreaking havoc on the pig industry in many parts of the world. Since 2007 ASF, a lethal hemorrhagic disease, has been spreading across the globe from the Caucasus to Eastern Europe, Asia, and most recently making its way to Hispaniola, while CSF remains widespread in Asia, South America, and Eastern Europe. While safe and effective vaccines are available against CSF, there is no officially licensed vaccine available for ASF. Despite a similar clinical presentation, the two diseases differ considerably in the causative viruses, the immune response, and the epidemiological features that are important for control. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, pathogenesis in natural hosts, protective host immune response, models for predicting ASFV antigens, viral protein structures and functions, new cell lines for vaccine production, vaccine development, diagnostics, surveillance and monitoring for both diseases, and individual country responses to ASF and CSF outbreaks. We are interested in successful and not so successful stories of responses to outbreaks of swine fever viruses. We encourage researchers to also report negative outcomes of well-designed ethical studies to promote the sharing of information and prevent the waste of resources.
In this context, articles that focus on managing disease in smallholder production systems with lower biosecurity as well as in susceptible feral swine populations will be welcome.
Dr. Jolene C. Carlson
Prof. Dr. Mary-Louise Penrith
Dr. Sandra Blome
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- pathogenesis in natural hosts
- protective host immune response
- models for predicting asfv antigens
- viral protein structures
- new cell lines for vaccine production
- vaccine development
- ASF/CSFV diagnostics, surveillance, and monitoring
- individual country responses to ASFV and CSFV outbreaks.