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In silico Design of a Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Glycoprotein Multi-Epitope Antigen for Vaccine Development

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  No licensed vaccine is available to prevent the severe tick-borne disease Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), caused by the CCHF virus (CCHFV). This study sought to show that a combination of computational methods and data from published literature can inform the design of a multi-epitope antigen for CCHFV […]

Global Infectious Diseases in September 2022: Monthly Analysis

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. The threat of infectious diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms to both human health and the economy is enormous. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) remains a global pandemic. In contrast to many other infectious diseases, monkeypox spreads rapidly and cannot be ignored. Collection of data on contagious diseases can […]

Global Infectious Diseases, August 2022

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Infectious diseases have greatly affected the development of human history, owing to their unpredictable zoonotic characteristics. The recording of infectious diseases epidemic data provides information on disease transmission trends and enables research on the risk of penitential epidemics and the mechanisms of transmission of infectious diseases. Recent […]

Distinct Genotype of Hantavirus Infection in Rodents in Jiangxi Province, China, in 2020–2021

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Hantavirus causes hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, thus posing a major threat to human health in Jiangxi Province, China. Both Hantaan virus (HTNV) and Seoul virus (SEOV) have been found to be endemic in the province. Rodents were trapped from Gaoan Anyi and Tonggu counties in Jiangxi […]

Evidence of the Efficacy and the Effectiveness of First Generation COVID-19 Vaccines in Clinical Trials and Real-world Studies

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  More than 300 COVID-19 vaccine candidates have been developed or are currently in development. COVID-19 vaccines on the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing and other COVID-19 vaccine products conditionally approved by national regulatory authorities are already in large-scale use, thus preventing severe illness or death and […]

Construction and Evaluation of the Brucella Double Gene Knock-out Vaccine Strain MB6 bp26wboA (RM6)

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Brucellosis is a serious zoonotic infection worldwide. To date, vaccination is the most effective measure against brucellosis. This study was aimed at obtaining a vaccine strain that has high protective efficacy and low toxicity, and allows vaccination to be differentiated from infection. Using homologous recombination, the authors […]

Host Immune Responses to Arthritogenic Alphavirus Infection, with Emphasis on Type I IFN Responses

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  Arthritogenic alphaviruses, such as Ross River virus, chikungunya virus and O’nyong-nyong virus, cause endemic disease globally and are a major public health concern. The hallmarks of arthritogenic alphavirus disease are debilitating pain, and potentially chronic inflammation of the muscles, thus influencing quality of life. The type I […]

Effectiveness of Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines During a Delta Variant Outbreak in Hunan Province, China

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  This study investigates the effectiveness of inactivated COVID-19 vaccines against the Delta variant. The authors of this article performed a retrospective cohort study of close contacts of people with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections in Hunan province, China, from July to August 2021. Mixed-effect logistic regression was used to […]

Genetic Manipulation Toolkits in Apicomplexan Parasites

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Apicomplexan parasites are a group of intracellular pathogens of great medical and veterinary importance, including Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium, which cause toxoplasmosis and malaria, respectively. Efficient and accurate manipulation of their genomes is essential to dissect their complex biology and to design new interventions. Over the past several decades, scientists […]