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Hosts and Viruses

Hosts and Viruses


Mohammed A. Rohaim, DVM, PhD
Department of Virology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Cairo University
12211, Giza, Egypt

Associate Editors

Muhammad Munir (PhD)

Biomedical and Life Sciences
Furness College
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Suresh Varma Kuchipudi (PhD)

Associate Professor and Section Head,
Mammalian Virology and Serology
Animal Diagnostic Lab (PADLS- PSU)
Penn State University
Wiley Lane
University Park, PA 16802-1110
United States of America

Dr Ashley C. Banyard (PhD)

Molecular Virologist | Project Manager
Wildlife Zoonoses and Vector Borne Disease Research Group
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
Weybridge, New Haw, Surrey,
KT15 3NB
United Kingdom


Open Special Issues (open in new window)

Special Issue on Avian Viruses
The global poultry industry is an important contributor to food security, poverty alleviation and sustainable agriculture. However, the most important threat to these cheapest sources of food is infectious diseases. Primarily, viral diseases are posing major obstacle to sustained production of poultry-associated products. This special issue invites review articles, research papers, short communication or case reports on poultry viral diseases on following topics:

• Evolution and Epidemiology of Avian Pathogens
• Host-Pathogen Interactions – Virulence and Pathogenicity
• Pathogen Mechanisms of Immune Evasion
• Next Generation Disease Control Strategies
• Vaccines
• Immunity
• Diagnostics
• Zoonoses and Socio-economic impacts of avian diseases
• Global Research Opportunities and Threats
Briefs on Special Issue:
Deadline: 23 December 2019
Publication: soon after acceptance
Processing charges: none (free for authors and free to read)
Submission: online using following link (please choose "Special Issue: Avian Viruses" as field of research during online submission) or through email at
Special issue Editor:
Dr Zaib Ur Rehman, PhD
Department of Poultry Science 
PMAS Arid Agriculture University,
Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Emerging and Zoonotic Viral Infections in Developing Countries
Recently a surge in viral infections has been observed and highlights the challenges imposed by global warming, deforestation, globalization, and enhanced human-livestock-wildlife interface. This special issue invites original articles, critical reviews and expert commentaries on all aspects of emerging viruses. The scope of the special issue includes, but is not limited to, disease economics, molecular epidemiology and diagnosis, pathobiology, host immune response, vaccines and therapeutics.
Briefs on Special Issue:
Deadline: 12 January 2020
Publication: soon after acceptance
Processing charges: none (free for authors and free to read)
Submission: online using following link (please choose “Special Issue: Infections in Developing Countries” as field of research during online submission) or through email at and
Special Issue Editors:
Dr. Yashpal S. Malik, PhD
ICAR-National Fellow & Principal Scientist 
Member-Managing Committee World Society of Virology 
Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI)
Izatnagar 243 122, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
Dr. V. Gowthaman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Poultry Disease Diagnosis and Surveillance Laboratory
Veterinary College and Research Institute Campus
Tamil Nadu


Hosts and Viruses


Vol. 8, Iss. 6, Pages 1-13


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