Special Issue "Epidemiological, Mitigation and Economic Impact of Zoonoses"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Infectious Disease Epidemiology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2021).
Interests: animal health economics; epidemiology; statistical analysis; modelling of animal disease; zoonosis; veterinary public health; public health
Zoonoses are infections that can be transmitted directly or indirectly between animals and humans, such as through the consumption of contaminated food or direct contact. Data analysis of the epidemiological situation of zoonotic diseases, as well as their respective mitigation strategies (such as monitoring, surveillance, control and/or eradication programs, vaccination) is essential to identify the most common sources of infection and to reduce the prevalence of such diseases. Much still needs to be learned about the occurrence of zoonoses, including their potential for spread, impact on production efficiency, obstacles to intracommunity and worldwide trade in animal products, and the effects of associated mitigation activities, which in many cases fall between both the animal and human sectors, on zoonoses’ prevalence reduction.
This Special Issue seeks research papers including, but not limited to, original research, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses on various aspects of zoonoses, including the (i) epidemiologic aspects, such as risk factors for their occurrence, prevalence estimation, modelling of disease spread; (ii) strategies for controlling these pathogens; the role of (veterinary) public health preparedness activities to control outbreaks; and other mitigation activities (such as vaccination programs); and (iii) economic assessments of zoonotic outbreaks and mitigation activities at farm, regional, national, and global levels.
We would particularly encourage the submission of interdisciplinary work (particularly from the veterinary and human research areas) and multicountry collaborative research.
Dr. Beate Conrady
Manuscript Submission Information
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- infectious disease epidemiology
- economic impact of zoonoses and/or control strategies
- mitigation activities against zoonoses
- prevalence estimations
- source of infections