Trends in Influenza Research 2020

The XXI century is a century of viral infections. New emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases caused by viral agents are having a significant impact on our lives. In the last 20 years of this century alone, the world has experienced an influenza pandemic, the emergence of highly pathogenic influenza viruses, and three outbreaks of infections caused by zoonotic coronaviruses, one of which is regarded as a pandemic. Viruses constantly challenge modern society, and consolidated efforts of all countries and specialists in various fields are required to successfully combat them.