Emerging seasonal and pandemic influenza infections
Guest Editor: Hongzhou Lu (Shanghai Public Health Clinic Center, Fudan University, Shanghai)
EMI Special Topic- emerging seasonal and pandemic influenza infections will include papers on the basic and clinical researches of emerging influenza viruses in recent years. Influenza was prevalent all over the world and can cause severe diseases in high-risk people. Avian influenza viruses can also infect human and cause deaths. The human infection caused by highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1) occurred initially in Hongkong in 1997. Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) was first reported from China in March 2013. The understanding of the pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of avian influenza virus infection has been enhanced. Extensive studies have been done on the seasonal influenza viruses especially influenza A(H1N1)pdm09. The H1N1 virus strain was first identified in 2009, caused the H1N1 influenza pandemic and is still circulating all over the world. EMI Special Topic-influenza welcomes research reports and high quality reviews on these important emerging viruses.
|Molecular evidence for interspecies transmission of H3N2pM/H3N2v influenza A viruses at an Ohio agricultural fair, July 2012||A. S. Bowman, S. Sreevatsan, M. L. Killian et al||Original Article|
|Adaptive mutation in influenza A virus non-structural gene is linked to host switching and induces a novel protein by alternative splicing||M. Selman, S. K. Dankar, N. E. Forbes, J. -J. Jia & E. G. Brown||Original Article|
|Avian influenza A H5N1 virus: a continuous threat to humans||K. K. W. To, K. H. L. Ng, T. -L. Que et al||Review|
|Receptor-binding domains of spike proteins of emerging or re-emerging viruses as targets for development of antiviral vaccines||S. Jiang, L. Lu, Q. Liu, W. Xu & L. Du||Review|