- Linfa Wang, CSIRO Australia and Duke-NUS
- Joana Azeredo, University of Minho
- Blossom Damania, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Andrew Easton, University of Warwick
- Tom Geisbert, University of Texas Medical Branch
- Erna Geessien Kroon, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
- Johnson Mak, Deakin University
- Alan McLachlan, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Klaus Osterrieder, Freie Universität Berlin
- Daniel Pérez, University of Maryland
- Shin-Ru Shih, Chang Gung University
- Xueping Zhou, Zhejiang University
Human parechovirus, Aichi virus and salivirus were found in fecal samples from children in Hong Kong with gastroenteritis, providing the first information on the epidemiology of these emerging viruses in this region.
The spread of two begomaviruses through squash and watermelon in the Middle East was tracked genetically, showing a single introduction and frequent migration between countries via a whitefly vector.
Specific antibodies against 15-mers derived from JC polyomavirus VP2 were detected in human plasma, allowing the future development of novel biomarkers for this common infection.
Almost 8% of pigs in Yunnan Province, China, were positive for Hepatitis E virus, highlighting the importance of pork consumption as a risk factor for human infection and liver disease.
A novel nidoviorus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of fatal respiratory disease in ball pythons, adding to our understanding of virus diversity and pathogenesis
Systematist Townsend Peterson argues that definitions of viral species should be based more firmly on evolutionary data and suggests ways in which the current code should be modernised.
The first mouse model of Nipah virus showed that animals developed a subclinical infection, providing a useful tool to understand virus virulence compared to the related Hendra virus.
Thirteen new mosquito viruses were identified, including a proposed new species Kampaeng Phet virus, found in at least two Culex species across a wide area of Thailand and Indonesia.
Aims & scope
Virology Journal is an open access, peer reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of virology, including research on the viruses of animals, plants and microbes. The journal welcomes basic research as well as pre-clinical and clinical studies of novel diagnostic tools, vaccines and anti-viral therapies.
The Editorial policy of Virology Journal is to publish all research which is assessed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to the scientific literature, and puts less emphasis on interest levels or perceived impact.
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Professor Linfa Wang is a leading researcher in emerging infections, including the discovery of novel, potentially zoonotic, viruses in bats. He is Director of the Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, and an Office of the Chief Executive Science Leader at CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL).