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Clinical Virology

Section Editor: Fred Kibenge, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Deputy Section Editor: Kin On Kwok, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

The Clinical Virology section of the Virology Journal covers the clinical aspects of pathogenic viruses in individual hosts and populations of humans, animals, or plants. This includes the study of viral diseases, laboratory diagnosis, treatment (antiviral therapies), and control (biocontainment and vaccines) using classical, molecular, or immunological methods. Studies, including the virome, virus-host interactions, and epidemiology of viral infections, are encouraged.

  1. COVID-19 is diagnosed via detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA using real time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (rtRT-PCR). Performance of many SARS-CoV-2 rtRT-PCR assays is not entirely known due to the...

    Authors: Jamil N. Kanji, Nathan Zelyas, Clayton MacDonald, Kanti Pabbaraju, Muhammad Naeem Khan, Abhaya Prasad, Jia Hu, Mathew Diggle, Byron M. Berenger and Graham Tipples

    Citation: Virology Journal 2021 18:13

    Content type: Short report

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  2. Chemokine levels in severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients have been shown to be markedly elevated. But the role of chemokines in mild COVID-19 has not yet been established. According to the epide...

    Authors: Xueyan Xi, Yang Guo, Min Zhu, Yuhui Wei, Gang Li, Boyu Du and Yunfu Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2021 18:12

    Content type: Research

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  3. The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent need to rapidly detect infected people. The challenge for clinical laboratories has been finding a high throughput, cost-efficient, and accurate te...

    Authors: Wesley Freppel, Natacha Merindol, Fabien Rallu and Marco Bergevin

    Citation: Virology Journal 2020 17:196

    Content type: Methodology

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  4. The new emerging coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) overall shares similar symptoms with other common respiratory viral infections. We aimed in this study to compare COVID-19 and human adenovirus (HAdV) infec...

    Authors: Kuanrong Li, Ling Li, Xianfeng Wang, Hui Li, Jun Chen, Lei Liu, Jianbo Shao, Yi Xu, Liya He, Sitang Gong, Huimin Xia and Huiying Liang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2020 17:193

    Content type: Research

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  5. There is plenitude of information on HIV infection among pregnant mothers attending antenatal care (ANC) in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the epidemiology of HBV–HIV co-infections in the same cohort is not clea...

    Authors: Hussein Mukasa Kafeero, Dorothy Ndagire, Ponsiano Ocama, Abdul Walusansa and Hakim Sendagire

    Citation: Virology Journal 2020 17:170

    Content type: Research

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  6. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is one of the most important causes of cancer. It can play a role in cervical and extra-cervical cancers. Penile cancer is rare, even if an increasing trend was recently re...

    Authors: Narcisa Muresu, Giovanni Sotgiu, Laura Saderi, Illari Sechi, Antonio Cossu, Vincenzo Marras, Marta Meloni, Marianna Martinelli, Clementina Cocuzza, Francesco Tanda and Andrea Piana

    Citation: Virology Journal 2020 17:161

    Content type: Short report

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  7. Fast, reliable and easy to handle methods are required to facilitate urgently needed point-of-care testing (POCT) in the current coronavirus pandemic. Life-threatening severe acute respiratory syndrome coronav...

    Authors: Lena Mautner, Christin-Kirsty Baillie, Heike Marie Herold, Wolfram Volkwein, Patrick Guertler, Ute Eberle, Nikolaus Ackermann, Andreas Sing, Melanie Pavlovic, Ottmar Goerlich, Ulrich Busch, Lars Wassill, Ingrid Huber and Armin Baiker

    Citation: Virology Journal 2020 17:160

    Content type: Methodology

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