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Nishat Sarker, Laboratory Sciences and Services Division, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Syed Kazim, Jamia Millia Islamia, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Delhi, India
Gut Pathogens is calling for papers to include in this new collection on gut viruses causing acute gastroenteritis and viral hepatitis.
About this collection
Acute gastroenteritis is one of the common diseases prevalent worldwide, with serious and sometimes life-threatening outcomes in some patients. Viruses are considered as significant causative agents of this disease, especially in children.
Several viral agents are associated with diarrheal diseases, such as rotavirus, astrovirus, sapovirus, adenovirus and others. This category is expanding with inclusion of multiple other diarrheagenic viruses such as toroviruses, coronaviruses, picobirnaviruses, norwalk virus and pestiviruses. Not much is known about the biology, evolution, lifecycle, global origin and transmission dynamics of these viruses.
Another major group of gut viruses entails human hepatitis viruses - A, E, C, B and D. Opportunistic exacerbations of disease with these viruses are also a major concern among patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and among those who are on immunosuppressive drugs.
Gut Pathogens aims to build a critical knowledge base around these viruses of the gut in order to advance the understanding needed for devising strategies for their global source tracking, analysis of antigenic repertoires relevant to vaccine studies and discovery and their clinical management and control. The special collection on gut viruses would most concertedly contribute to this purpose by publishing authoritative reviews, commentaries and front-line research works from renowned and notable research groups active in this area.
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Gut Pathogens.
The complete manuscript should be submitted through the journal submission system.
To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission.
Please indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic collection, ‘Diarrheagenic Gut Viruses and Viral Hepatitis’.
Deadline for submissions: 31st December 2019.
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