Antibiotics and Antimicrobials in Monkeypox and Other Emerging and Reemerging Zoonotic Diseases

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Antibiotic Therapy in Infectious Diseases".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2024) | Viewed by 438

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1. Grupo de Investigación Biomedicina, Faculty of Medicine, Fundación Universitaria Autónoma de las Américas, 660003 Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
2. Latin American networks on Monkeypox Virus research (LAMOVI), Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
3. Institución Universitaria Visión de las Américas, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
4. Master of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima 4861, Peru
Interests: emerging infectious diseases; COVID-19; monkeypox virus
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Monkeypox (MPX) Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), has reached so far, more than 100 countries in multiple continents, leading to more than 75,000 confirmed cases as of October 20, 2022. The implications of the management of patients including multiple aspects, such as the repurposing of antimicrobials, as in the case of antibiotics, but also the therapy of bacterial secondary infections and coinfections, particular associated with complications, such as pneumonia, sepsis, septic shock, skin infections, represent matters of concern, especially after the lessons derived from COVID-19 pandemic and the inappropriate use of antibiotics and antimicrobials. Additionally, in multiple other emerging and reemerging zoonoses, that may be bacterial, mycotic, viral and parasitic, such as plague, rabies, brucellosis, Lyme disease, leptospirosis, zoonotic influenza, among others; the proper use of antibiotics and antimicrobials is key for many of them. This Special Issue will present emerging concepts regarding the implications of antibiotics and antimicrobials use during the MPX multicountry outbreak, as well as on other emerging and reemerging zoonotic diseases, searching for further understanding of the current evidence and future scenarios.

Prof. Dr. Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
Guest Editor

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  • clinical microbiology
  • tropical and emergent pathogens
  • molecular epidemiology
  • Monkeypox
  • antimicrobial stedwarship
  • zoonoses

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