Special Issue "Experimental Microbiologic Investigations in Clinical Specimens, Foods and the Environments"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 16304
Interests: environmental microbiology; antibiotic resistance in environmental matrices; prevention
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"Healthy environment, health for all. Unhealthy environment, diseases for all" is an axiom by now accepted by all. The microbial world exerts a strong influence on binomial environmenta-health, because microorganisms represent an essential part and an intrinsic component of the environment. In fact, the relationship with the environment is one of the fundamental determinants of the health status of the human population. The relationship between the individual and the various environmental factors can be expressed in different states of wellbeing or illness. The environment can indirectly or directly affect health. It can, in fact, promote the circulation of pathogens and other biological factors (for example, pollens and other allergens). However, it can also act through non-biological factors, such as the presence of chemical and physical contaminants.
Especially among the very young, between ages 0 and 14, the percentage of deaths attributed to the environment is 36% (Preventing Disease Through Healthy Environments, WHO, 2016). In recent decades, diseases with microbial etiology have regained vigorous and danger due, above all, to the appearance and rapid spread of bacterial strains with chemo-antibiotic multi-resistance. To prevent the feared morbidity and mortality rates forecast for 2050, it is necessary to actively promote and implement a series of experimental microbiological investigations for the isolation and study of bacterial strains from Clinical specimens, Environment and Food.
This Special Issue focuses on the main factors that make the environment around us vulnerable. New or improved strategies to identify the necessary measures to reduce environmental microbial contamination, mitigate the infectious risks associated with it and, consequently, improve human health are welcome.
Prof. Pasqualina Laganà
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- Microbiologic investigations
- Human infectious disease
- Antibiotic resistance