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Virology and Infectious Diseases will be organized around the theme Exploring Noble Approaches and Recent Advances in Virology and Infectious Diseases

virology-2022 is compromised of 23 tracks and 146 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in virology-2022

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Virology is the investigation of infections and infection like organic entities, which are sub infinitesimal parasitic microorganisms with hereditary material encased in a protein coat. It centers around the construction, arrangement, and development of infections, as well as their strategies for tainting and taking advantage of host cells for generation, their cooperation with have living being physiology and resistance, the illnesses they cause, disengagement and culture procedures, and their utilization in examination and treatment.Microbial science has a subfield called Virology.

  • Distribution
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology, molecular biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Clinical aspects of viruses

Clinical parasitology customarily has incorporated the investigation of three significant gatherings of creatures: parasitic protozoa, parasitic helminthic (worms), and those arthropods that straightforwardly cause infection or go about as vectors of different microbes. A parasite is a microbe that all the while harms and gets food from its host. A few organic entities called parasites are really commensals, in that they neither advantage nor hurt their host (for instance, Endamoeba coli). Diseases of people brought about by parasites number in the billions and reach from generally harmless to deadly. Human parasitology is worried about the morphology, life cycle, and relationship of clinical parasites to their hosts and conditions. Parasitic sicknesses are probably going to stay testing to control, requiring new logical information to further develop control endeavours.

  • Diagnosis
  • Therapeutic Approaches and Targets for Viral Infections
  • Epidemiology
  • Immunology and Pathogenesis of Virus Infections
  • Virus Morphology
  • Virus Genetics
  • Virus Replication
  • Host-Cell Interactions
  • Host-Parasite Relationships
  • Ectoparasites
  • Endoparasites

Contaminations that have as of late showed up in a populace or whose frequency or geographic reach is quick extending or take steps to increment sooner rather than later are known as arising irresistible infections. In a 2007 report, the World Health Organization forewarned that irresistible sicknesses are emerging at an exceptional rate. Around 40 irresistible infections have been found since the 1970s, including SARS, MERS, Ebola, Chikungunya, avian influenza, pig influenza, Zika, and, most as of late, COVID-19, which is brought about by the SARS-CoV-2 Covid. Individuals are voyaging considerably more every now and again and over significantly longer distances than previously, residing in more thickly populated places and drawing into nearer contact with wild creatures, so the potential for new irresistible infections to spread rapidly and trigger overall pestilences is a not kidding concern. Such sicknesses have little respect for public lines. The minority of creatures equipped for proficient human-to-human transmission can become significant public and worldwide worries as conceivable plague or pandemic causes. They can have an assortment of monetary, cultural, and restorative results.

  • Seroprevalence and Surveillance
  • Clinical Features and Outcomes
  • Re-emergence of Infectious disease
  • Infectious disease and Public Health

Molecular biology is the most advanced study field for detecting infection by looking at the virus's molecular makeup. DNA cloning, DNA proliferation, bacterial transformation, transfection, and other procedures are all included in molecular treatment. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Southern blotting, and Northern blotting are three of the most essential procedures. Oncolytic viral treatment is a type of viral therapy for cancer. The treatment of pancreatic cancer with Oncolytic viral therapy is possible.

  • Molecular Biology and Immunology
  • Virus–Host Interactions
  • Antiviral Compounds
  • RNA viruses
  • DNA viruses
  • Retroviruses


Monkeypox is a rare virus-borne disease. It causes a rash and influenza-like symptoms. It belongs to the orthopoxvirus family, as does the more well-known virus that causes smallpox. Monkeypox was discovered in 1958 after two outbreaks of a pox-like disease in research groups of monkeys. It is primarily transmitted through human contact with infected rodents, but it can also be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. Monkeypox virus has two known types (clades): one that originated in Central Africa and one that originated in West Africa. The less severe West African clade is responsible for the current global outbreak (2022).

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is a recently discovered coronavirus that causes an irresistible sickness. Covid are a kind of infection that can contaminate people and cause respiratory sickness. The different crown-like spikes on the outer layer of the infection give it the name "crown." Coronaviruses that cause disorder in people incorporate SARS, Middle East respiratory condition (MERS), and the normal virus. Most of patients tainted with the COVID-19 infection will have gentle to direct respiratory manifestations and will recuperate without requiring a particular treatment. Individuals beyond 65 years old, as well as those with hidden ailments like cardiovascular infection, diabetes, persistent respiratory sickness, and malignant growth, are at a higher gamble of creating major disease. The most number of impacted pregnant ladies is expanding, however scant data is accessible with regards to the clinical highlights Obstetrics Infections results of pregnant patients with COVID-19 in pregnancy brought about by serious intense respiratory condition Covid Moreover maternal, deadly, and neonatal results of patients who were tainted in late pregnancy showed up excellent, and these results were accomplished with concentrated, dynamic administration that may be the best practice without any more strong information.

The clinical attributes of these patients with COVID-19 during pregnancy were like those of non-pregnant grown-ups with COVID-19 clinical indications from 33 Infections with or in danger of COVID-19 were gentle and results were positive of the 3 children with suggestive COVID-19, gave beginning stage SARS-CoV-2 disease. Being totally educated on the COVID-19 infection, the illness it causes, and how it sends is the best procedure to stay away from and dial back transmission.

The family is divided into four distinct types:

Cancer is any of a vast range of diseases characterised by the formation of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to invade and destroy normal human tissue. Cancer has the power to spread throughout your body.

Cancer is the world's second largest cause of death. However, because of the advancements in cancer detection, therapy, and prevention, survival rates for many types of cancer are improving.

Cancer-causing Viruses:

  • Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs)
  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
  • Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpes virus (KSHV)
  • Merkel Cell Polyomavirus (MCV)
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1, or HIV)
  • Human T-Cell Lymph tropic Virus Type 1 (HTLV-1)
  • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

Sexually transmitted diseases, often known as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). STDs are illnesses that are transmitted from one person to another by sexual activity, such as anal, vaginal, or oral sex. Parasites, viruses, and bacteria are all responsible for STDs.

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is caused by the HIV virus. Having vaginal, anal, or oral intercourse with someone who has HIV without using a condom spreads HIV. If you exchange drug "works" (such as needles and syringes) with someone who has HIV, you can develop HIV. HIV weakens the body's immune system by attacking it. When a person's immune system becomes too weak to combat illnesses, he or she develops AIDS. There are medications that can help patients with HIV, but no cure for HIV or AIDS exists.

Multiple pathogen species infect a host at the same time, resulting in HIV and STDs . There are a variety of co-infections that are linked to STDs, including HIV, which can lead to death or aggravate the individual's health. Because these pathogen species can interact within the host, co-infection is of particular importance to human health. The net effect of co-infection on human health is assumed to be unfavorable; however interactions with other parasites might have either good or negative consequences.

Other examples of STDs:

An inflammatory disorder of the liver is referred to as Hepatitis. Hepatitis can have other probable origins besides viral infections, which are often what cause it. These include autoimmune hepatitis and hepatitis brought on by drugs, alcohol, poisons, and other medications. When your body produces antibodies against the tissue in your liver, it develops an illness called autoimmune hepatitis. Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E are the five primary hepatitis virus subtypes. Each form of viral hepatitis is brought on by a distinct virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 354 million people worldwide today suffer from chronic Hepatitis B and C.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatitis E


Plant viruses are viruses that cause harm to plants. Plant viruses, like all other viruses, are intracellular parasites that lack the necessary molecular machinery to replicate without a host. Plant viruses have the capacity to infect higher plants and cause illness. Plant viruses are most commonly rod-shaped, with protein discs forming a tube around the viral genome; isometric particles are another common shape. They hardly ever have an envelope with them. Plant viruses are parasitic viruses that infect plants and inflict enormous economic damage all over the world, particularly in countries where agriculture is a major source of income. Virus illness management is difficult due to the rapid mutation rate of viral genomes.

Many plant pathogens, mainly fungi, can be controlled by using compounds that interfere in some way with the invading pathogen's metabolism, so preventing or ameliorating disease. Unfortunately, these strategies cannot be utilized to control plant viruses on a large scale. Because viruses have few, if any, enzymes of their own, they rely on enzymes that are already present in host cells or those that are generated as a result of infection. These enzymes are responsible for nucleic acid and protein synthesis, and halting their action chemically disturbs the activity of other enzymes required for cell function.

Viruses can be prevented, or at least mitigated, by doing the following:

Viruses are smaller and less complex than unicellular microbes, and they only contain one form of nucleic acid—DNA or RNA, never both. Because viruses lack ribosomes, mitochondria, and other organelles, they must rely on their cellular hosts for energy and protein synthesis. They only reproduce within the infected host's cells. The necessity to control viral infections in humans and their domesticated animals prompted the development of animal virology in major part. Viruses, like other infectious agents, enter the body of an animal through one of the animal's surfaces. They then spread systemically by infecting one of the body's surfaces locally or by infecting lymphatic and blood arteries. Animal viruses must identify a unique cellular receptor in their hosts during infection. Host receptor binding is the first step in the virus's life cycle, and it could be a good target for preventing infection. Tissue culture is commonly used in laboratories to create animal viruses.

Here are a few of them:

Bacteria are little, yet they reproduce quickly. In just a few hours, one bacterium can expand into thousands or even millions of new bacteria. Bacteriophages are tiny viruses that can cause bacteria to become infected (phage). Bacteriophages are so little that they only have one cell, which is made up of a single strand of DNA coated in a protein sheath. When bacteriophages infect a bacterium, they can rapidly expand, causing the bacteria to burst and produce a large number of young phage. There are trillions of bacteria and bacteriophages in the human body, all of which are necessary for a normal, healthy life. Bacteriophage research has grown in importance as a result of its widespread presence and tight links to bacteria. Researchers can deduce fundamental principles of genome organization, co-evolution, and genome modelling and modification by analyzing bacteriophage genome sequences.

Common Bacteriophages are:

  • Campylobacter
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • E. coli
  • Listeria
  • Nor virus
  • Salmonella

Fungus viruses, often known as 'Mycoviruses,' infect a wide range of medically and commercially significant fungi, yet they rarely cause symptoms. In the majority of cases, Mycoviruses have double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) genomes and isometric particles, although about 30% have positive-sense, single-stranded RNA (+ssRNA) genomes. True Mycoviruses can infect and disseminate to other fungi that are healthy. Many double-stranded RNA elements identified in fungi do not fit this description, and in these cases, they are referred to be virus-like particles, or VLPs.

Fungus-caused diseases include:

  • Candidiasis (Candida)
  • Cryptococcosis (Cryptococcus)
  • Aspergillosis (Aspergillus)
  • Coccidioidomycosis/Valley Fever (Coccidioides immitis and C. posadasii)
  • Histoplasmosis (Histoplasma capsulatum)
  • Blastomycosis (Blastomyces dermatitidis)

Ebola virus disease (EVD), commonly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever is an uncommon but deadly disease that infects individuals. After being transmitted to people from wild animals, the virus is spread across the human population through human-to-human transmission. Ebola is a rare but deadly virus that causes fever, body aches, diarrhoea, and internal and external bleeding in certain cases. The average case mortality rate for EVD is around 50%. Case mortality rates in past epidemics have ranged from 25 per cent to 90 per cent.

Marburg virus sickness is a highly contagious disease that causes haemorrhagic fever and has a fatality rate of 88 per cent. It is related to the Ebola virus, which is responsible for the disease. Constant exposure to mines or caves where Rousettus bat populations reside causes human infection with the Marburg virus. Once a person has been infected with the virus, it can spread from person to person by direct contact.

The Ebola and Marburg viruses both live in animal hosts. Viruses can be transmitted to humans from infected animals. The viruses can spread from person to person after the initial transmission by contact with body fluids or filthy materials such as infected needles. Both viruses are indigenous to Africa, where epidemics have occurred on an irregular basis for decades.

There is currently no approved treatment for the Ebola or Marburg viruses. People who have been diagnosed with the Ebola or Marburg viruses receive supportive care as well as therapy for consequences. For the Ebola virus, one vaccination has been authorized. Other vaccinations for these fatal diseases are being researched by scientists.

Animals can sometimes carry dangerous germs that transmit to humans and cause illness; these are known as Zoonotic diseases or Zoonoses. Zoonotic diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungus. These viruses can cause a wide range of ailments in humans and animals, from moderate to severe illness and even death. Depending on the zoonotic disease, animals may appear healthy even though they are carrying germs that can make people sick.

Zoonotic infections are quite widespread in the United States and throughout the world. According to scientists, more than six out of every ten recognized infectious diseases in humans can be transmitted by animals, and three out of every four novel or emerging infectious diseases in humans are transmitted by animals. As a result, the CDC works around the clock to safeguard people from zoonotic diseases in the United States and around the world.

The following are some of the disorders caused by these viruses:


  • Anthrax
  • Brucellosis
  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Listeriosis
  • Psittacosis
  • Rabies
  • Salmonellosis
  • Trichinosis
  • Q-Fever

A chronic condition is the one that lasts a long time. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, a chronic condition is defined as one that lasts three months or longer. Chronic diseases, in general, cannot be prevented or cured by vaccines, and they do not simply go away. Tobacco use, inactivity, and poor dietary habits are all key contributors to the top chronic diseases. Chronic diseases grow more prevalent as people get older. Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the top causes of death and disability in the United States

Clinical neuroscience, virology, immunology, and molecular biology are all part of Neurovirology, which is an interdisciplinary field. The field's main focus is on viruses that can infect the neurological system. Furthermore, the discipline investigates the use of viruses to trace neuroanatomical circuits, as well as gene therapy and the elimination of harmful populations of brain cells.

Viruses affecting the nervous system:

  • Herpes viruses (Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), Human cytomegalovirus (CMV), Varicella-zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV))
  • Polyomavirus (JC virus (JCV))
  • Rhabdoviruses (Rabies virus)
  • Paramyxoviruses (Measles virus, Mumps virus)
  • Retroviruses (Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))

The Food and Environmental Virology session will look at how pathogenic viruses are transmitted through the environment (air, soil, water, etc.) and foods. This comprises epidemiological investigations, the discovery of novel and emerging infections, analytical or characterization methods, survival and elimination studies, and the establishment of industrial process procedural controls, such as HACCP protocols. The session will cover research on human, animal, and plant pathogenic viruses that can be transmitted through the environment or food.

  • Epidemiology
  • Routes of transmission
  • Viruses in water treatment plants
  • Foodborne and airborne viruses
  • Transport of viruses through soils
  • Elimination procedures for food and environmental application
  • Procedural controls and Personal protective efforts

Infections transmitted by the biting of infected arthropod species such as mosquitoes, ticks, triatomine bugs, sand-flies, and blackflies are known as Vector-borne diseases. Infectious diseases spread by vectors account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases, resulting in more than 7,00,000 fatalities each year. Parasites, bacteria, and viruses can all cause them.

The following are some examples of vector-borne diseases:

  • Chikungunya
  • Dengue Fever
  • Lyme disease
  • Malaria
  • Plague
  • Relapsing Fever
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Tularaemia
  • Typhus
  • West Nile Virus
  • Zika Virus Disease

Human respiratory viruses are the most prevalent cause of illness, with high rates of morbidity and mortality all across the world. Common respiratory agents from numerous virus families are the predominant etiological agents of acute respiratory infections (ARIs), according to community-based studies conducted over the last five decades. Viral respiratory disease can be mild or severe, but it is more common in the elderly and new-born. Despite the fact that respiratory viruses cause a wide range of illnesses, there are currently just a few preventive or treatment options. On the other hand, recent advances in respiratory virus molecular and cell biology should pave the way for the creation of effective treatments.

  • Lung Infections
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Paediatric Respiratory Diseases
  • Pleural Cavity Diseases
  • Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
  • Respiration Physiology
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Respiratory Tumours
  • Restrictive Lung Diseases

Viruses have long been used as model organisms for molecular processes and as tools for finding critical cellular regulatory proteins and pathways, as well as pathogenesis and disease. The development of proteomic approaches, combined with recent advances in mass spectrometry methods, has greatly aided the detection of virion components, protein interactions in infected cells, and virally induced changes in the cellular proteome, resulting in a much more detailed understanding of viral infection. Furthermore, the growing amount of high-resolution structures for viral proteins has benefited in the discovery and understanding of specific inhibitors that could be utilized in antiviral treatments, as well as providing important information on the mechanisms of action of these proteins.

  • Acutely Infectious Virus
  • Cell Signalling
  • Host-Based Therapeutics
  • Inflammatory Cytokines
  • Innate Immune Response
  • Proteome Discovery
  • Viral Antigens
  • Viral Protein Phosphorylation
  • Viral Protein Ubiquitination
  • Viral Proteins
  • Viral Proteome
  • Viral Proteome and Pattern Recognition

It may be argued that virus infections are now the most common microbial illnesses in humans, and that their failure to react to antibiotics sets them apart from bacterial infections. Prophylactic vaccination is the only efficient technique of controlling most virus diseases, and it has already proven beneficial against some viruses.

In virology, there has been a significant shift in recent years. Only two dozen viruses could be easily cultured in the laboratory twenty years ago. Virology was primarily regarded as an academic discipline with little relevance to medical practice. The number of viruses that infect humans and can be researched in the laboratory is currently around 150, and this number is continually growing.

For almost two centuries, vaccines have provided a safe and effective method of averting a number of infectious diseases. Despite recent concerns about the safety of some vaccines, the vaccines currently available are a million times safer than the diseases they are designed to prevent. Vaccines, on the other hand, should be used in conjunction with other public health initiatives wherever possible. Misinformation, which is widely available on the internet and in print, can cause the general public to believe that vaccines are dangerous and unneeded. One important solution is education. Some vaccines must be given intravenously, while others must be given orally or intranasally. Vaccines for the skin and the uterus are being studied. Only a few viral and bacterial diseases have vaccines accessible presently. Vaccines against a wide range of viral and bacterial illnesses, as well as fungal and protozoan diseases, are expected to be developed in the future.Different COVID-19 Vaccines:

  • Corbevax vaccine
  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • Moderna vaccine
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Covaxin vaccine
  • Novavax vaccine
  • Covishield vaccine
  • Sputnik Light vaccine
  • Sputnik V vaccine
  • Zydus Cadila vaccine
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