Category: News and Events

Zika Virus Overview: Transmission, Origin, Pathogenesis, Animal Model and Diagnosis

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Dallas Vue and Qiyi Tang from Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA review transmission, origin, pathogenesis, animal model and diagnosis of Zika Virus. Zika virus (ZIKV) was first discovered in 1947 in Uganda. ZIKV did not receive substantial attention until Brazil hosted the 2016 Summer […]

Genome Characterization and Potential Risk Assessment of the Novel SARS-CoV-2 Variant Omicron (B.1.1.529)

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Si Qin, Mengnan Cui, Siqi Sun, Jiyang Zhou, Zongmin Du, Yujun Cui and Hang Fan from the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China review genome characterization and potential risk assessment of the novel SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron (B.1.1.529). As the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spread around the […]

Bacterial Microbiota in Unfed Ticks (Dermacentor nuttalli) From Xinjiang Detected Through 16S rDNA Amplicon Sequencing and Culturomics

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Ruifu Yang and colleagues from Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China, Xinjiang University, Urumqi, China and The Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi, China review bacterial microbiota in unfed ticks (Dermacentor nuttalli) from Xinjiang detected through 16S rDNA Amplicon […]

Pattern Recognition Receptors in Innate Immunity to Obligate Intracellular Bacteria

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Researchers from University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA review pattern recognition receptors in innate immunity to obligate intracellular bacteria. Host pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) are crucial for sensing pathogenic microorganisms, initiating innate responses, and modulating pathogen specific adaptive immunity during infection. Rickettsia spp., Orientia tsutsugamushi, […]

Zoonoses Launches new Face-To-Face Series – Meeting with the Experts

Bringing insights from scientists who have made outstanding achievements in the fields of virology and parasitology, Zoonoses launches this new series of interviews, Face to Face, by speaking with Professor Shu Yuelong, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Professor Yuelong’s research interests include animal influenza cross-species transmission and pathogenic mechanism research; […]

The Immungenicity and Cross-Neutralizing Activity of Enterovirus 71 Vaccine Candidate Strains

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. In this commentary researchers from Beijing Minhai Biotechnology Co., Ltd., Beijing, China, Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Wuhan, China, Guangdong Provincial Institute of Biological Products and Drugs, Guangzhou, China, Gaozhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangdong, China and the Yangchun Center for Disease […]

Dynamic Surveillance of Mosquitoes and Their Viromes in Wuhan During 2020

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Researchers from Key Laboratory of Special Pathogens and Biosafety, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Wuhan, China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Jinan University, Shenzhen, China and Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China consider dynamic surveillance of mosquitoes and their viromes in Wuhan […]

Call for Papers Theme Issue: Parasitic Infections for Translational Medicine: a New Story

The “hygiene hypothesis” suggests that reduced pathogen exposures during early life leads to an imbalance of the immune system. The epidemiological studies were conducted supporting this concept that some zoonotic parasites infections (e.g. Schistosoma, Hookworm), which are characterized by the predominated induction of strong type 2 immune responses or regulatory T cell response, correlate with […]

Variants of SARS Coronavirus-2 and Their Potential Impact on the Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. In this commentary the authors Xin Li, Kelvin Kai-Wang To and Kwok-Yung Yuen from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China and the Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China consider variants of SARS Coronavirus-2 and their potential impact on the future of the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]