Special Issue Call for Papers

American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Viral infection prevention and treatment by natural means

To investigate the efficacy of herbal, dietary, complementary, and natural therapies in prevention and treatment of viral infection. Respiratory viruses are a major cause of influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms in children and adults, leading to substantial morbidity and mortality each year. Several herbal therapies were used for prevention and treatment viral respiratory illnesses. There is scientific evidence about several complementary health practices for colds. Zinc taken orally (by mouth) may reduce the length and severity of a cold. For most people, taking vitamin C supplements on a regular basis only slightly reduces the length and severity of colds and does not reduce the number of colds that they catch. Probiotics were found better than placebo in reducing the number of participants experiencing episodes of acute URTIs, the rate ratio of episodes of acute URTI and reducing antibiotic use. This indicates that probiotics may be more beneficial than placebo for preventing acute URTIs. Diarrhea associated with rotavirus is one of the major gastrointestinal problems faced by human infants. The protective effectiveness of probiotic feeding against naturally acquired diarrhea is also under investigation. Alkanization of blood by diet or naturally may prevent or cure influenza. Disintegration of influenza A, B and C virion appeared to depend on pH level of the medium. Diet and drinking water play important role in the pH level of blood. In a slightly alkaline environment viruses might be weakened or do not multiply efficiently. Immune function may work better in alkaline medium as well. Earthing is another natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant source for human body. It is now accepted that an overwhelming inflammatory response is the cause of human deaths from avian H5N1 influenza infection. Earthing accelerated immune response following vaccination, as demonstrated by increases of gamma globulin concentration.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • 1. Prevention and treatment of viral infection
  • 2. Effect of blood alkanization on viral infection

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: January 31, 2016
Final Version Due: February, 2016
Special Issue Publishing Date: March, 2016

Chief Guest Editor

Haider Abdul-Lateef Mousa
College of Medicine, University of Basrah, Iraq
Email: haideramousa@hotmail.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Haider Abdul-Lateef Mousa at the address: <haideramousa@hotmail.com>