Special Issue "Infectious Disease Epidemiology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
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Many developing countries are facing an enormous burden of infectious diseases, including diarrhea, malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. Although vaccines have conquered most of the infectious diseases, newer and emerging infectious diseases, such as Ebola fever, SERS coronavirus disease, MARS, Nipah virus, Hantavirus, Dengue fever, Chikungunya, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, West Nile virus infection, etc., are still causing public health threats worldwide. Climate change and global warming are increasing the likelihood and spread of many vector-borne diseases, including malaria, dengue fever, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, and trypanosomiasis. Over time, many infectious organisms have adapted to the drugs designed to kill them, making the agents resistant to the commonly used antimicrobials. Improper medication or self-medication is often a factor causing this drug resistance. There is a growing need to identify population at risk, social and environmental factors, and economic burden to proritize resources. Mathematical modeling and the application of GIS are also important tools in predicting infectious diseases, identification of at-risk population, and the evaluation of interventions. This Special Issue on “Infectious Disease Epidemiology” will cover original articles and review articles related to global burden of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, emerging diseases, social aspects and economic burden of diseases, laboratory identification, clinical trials, community interventions, GIS application, and mathematical models.The Editorial Officeis also considering publication of a book and a free copy of the book to the contributing authors once this special issue of the journal is published.
Prof. Dr. Amal K. Mitra
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- Infectious diseases
- Global burden
- Disability-adjusted life years (DALY)
- Risk factors
- Community interventions
- Clinical trials
- Laboratory studies
- Drug resistance
- GIS applications
- Cost-effective analysis
- Mathematical models
- Social epidemiology