Chapter 1. Drivers of Emerging Viral Zoonoses. - Chapter 2. One-Health in Context of Animal viruses. - Chapter 3. Viral zoonoses: wildlife perspectives. - Chapter 4. Animal Rotavirus. - Chapter 5. Buffalopox virus. - Chapter 6. Capripoxvirus and Orf virus. - Chapter 7. Animal Caliciviruses. - Chapter 8. Rabies virus. - Chapter 9. Nipah virus. - Chapter 10. Avian Influenza. - Chapter 11. Pandemic Influenza A. - Chapter 12. Picobirnavirus. - Chapter 13. MERS-CoV. - Chapter 14. Japanese encephalitis virus. - Chapter 15. Monkeypox virus. - Chapter 16. Picobirnavirus
This book is the second volume in the series Livestock Diseases and Management, and reviews the importance and implications of animal origin viral zoonoses. It also highlights the specific etiology and epidemiology of these viral infections and discusses their various biological and mechanical transmission mechanisms. Further, the book reviews various measures for controlling viral zoonoses and examines novel therapeutic and prophylactic strategies.
Discussing recent studies on the pathogenesis and host immune response to these infections, it underscores the importance of using vaccines against these viral diseases to reduce the risk of them being transmitted to humans.Lastly, it describes in detail the challenges posed by these viral infections and our readiness to face them.
Dr. Yashpal Singh Malik is an "ICAR National Fellow" at the ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India, where he is working on viral disease epidemiology, virus-host interactions, microbial biodiversity, and the characterization and diagnosis of pathogens. He pursued advanced studies in molecular virology at the University of Minnesota, USA; University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and Wuhan Institute of Virology, Wuhan, China. He is the recipient of several prestigious national, state and academy awards and honors, including the ICAR-Jawaharlal Nehru Award. He has authored 5 books, 25 book chapters, and over 200 research and review articles. Dr. Malik is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immunology Immunopathology and has also edited special issues of the Springer journal VirusDisease, Bentham's The Open Virology Journal, and the Journal of Current Drug Metabolism.
Dr. RajKumar Singh is currently Director-cum-Vice-Chancellor of the ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India. He is a respected scientist specializing in veterinary microbiology, biotechnology, molecular epidemiology, diagnostics and vaccinology. Dr. Singh has served as Head of the Division of Virology, Station-In-Charge at the IVRI, Mukteswar Campus, Uttarakhand and later as Director of the NRC on Equines and VTCC, Hisar. He holds 10 national patents (2 granted & 8 filed), and has developed 8 live attenuated vaccines/vaccine candidates and 26 diagnostic tests/assays/kits. He has authored 2 books, 23 book chapters and over 200 research papers. He has received several awards, including the prestigious ICAR Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award and Team Research Award, the DBT Tata Innovation Fellowship Award, and the Agriculture Research Leadership Award. He was also awarded an FAO Fellowship at the University of California Davis, USA. He is currently President of the ISVIB, and is a fellow or life member of various professional societies.