Special Issue "Animal Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 March 2022.
2. Department of Veterinary Biosciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
3. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Interests: microbiology and genetics; molecular biology; veterinary sciences; infectious diseases and zoonoses
Interests: One Health; microbiology and microbial evolution; zoonoses; emerging infectious diseases
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Animal infectious diseases are associated with unprecedented consequences in both health and socioeconomic terms. Their increased impact is closely correlated with several environmental and anthropogenic factors. Further, 60% of human infectious agents are from the Animalia kingdom, thus called zoonoses. Emerging and reemerging diseases represent 75% of zoonotic infections. These infections can be transmitted between different animal species, resulting in genetic exchange and leading to the emergence of new highly pathogenic variants and strains that have animals as reservoir hosts.
Pandemics due to zoonotic diseases tend to spread fast in a very short period of time (e.g., MERS, Ebola, COVID-19, HIV). However, such infectious diseases can be controlled and even eradicated using epidemiological studies and effective prophylaxis, which often depend on the development of efficient diagnostics and rapid treatments. In addition, combating newly emerging diseases in animals and humans is challenging and requires deep knowledge of genomics of the causative agents to i) improve the surveillance of the new strains and ii) enable the assessment of the pandemic risks and, consequently, the preparedness for any future threat.
In this Special Issue, we aim to provide an overview of animal infectious and zoonotic diseases and their related etiological agents. Researchers are invited to submit both original research papers and review articles on studies related to animal infectious and zoonotic diseases, emphasizing the added value of the One Health approach.
Dr. Fathiah Zakham
Dr. Tarja Sironen
Dr. Pacifique Ndishimye
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- infectious diseases of animals
- emerging and re-emerging animal and zoonotic pathogens
- One Health approach