2020 Clinical Collection on Viral Infections
Concerted response of both the innate and adaptive immune systems is key to recognizing a broad range of viral infections and defeating virus replication and dissemination. During the course of viral infection, tissue-resident immune cells confer early antiviral immunity at primary infection sites, while circulating responses are rapidly mobilized upon antigen encounter in the draining lymph nodes. The recurring virus outbreaks pose great public health burden and demand better understanding of the host-pathogen interaction in the process. Here, we present a special collection of clinical studies that aim to understand the immune response and vaccination strategies against viral infections.
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