Special Issue "Infectious Disease Epidemiology II"

A special issue of Diseases (ISSN 2079-9721). This special issue belongs to the section "Infectious Disease".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Amal K. Mitra
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Guest Editor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Jackson State University, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Dr., room 216, Jackson, MS 39213, USA
Interests: breastfeeding; COVID-19; health disparities; lead poisoning; infectious diseases
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Prof. Dr. Fernando Monroy
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Guest Editor
Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA
Interests: microbiology; immunology; infectious diseases; host-pathogen interactions; genomics; proteomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many developing countries are facing an enormous burden of infectious diseases, including diarrhea, malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. Although vaccines have conquered most 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 populations at risk, social and environmental factors, and economic burden to prioritize resources. Mathematical modeling and the application of GIS are also important tools in the prediction of infectious diseases, the identification of at-risk populations, and the evaluation of interventions. This Special Issue on “Infectious Disease Epidemiology” will cover original articles and review articles related to the global burden of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, emerging diseases, social aspects and the economic burden of diseases, laboratory identification, clinical trials, community interventions, GIS application, and mathematical models. The Editorial Office is also considering the 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
Prof. Dr. Fernando Monroy
Guest Editors

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
  • vaccine
  • mathematical models
  • social epidemiology

Related Special Issue

Infectious Disease Epidemiology in /Diseases/ (11 articles)

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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