Special Issue "Spatial Epidemiology of Emerging Infectious Diseases"
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: 30 June 2021.
Interests: vector borne diseases; geospatial health; Bayesian statistics; use of information technology in enhancing public health services
Interests: spatial analysis in chronic diseases; contextual analysis in healthcare ecosystems
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Bacterial, viral, and parasitic infectious diseases continue to have a significant impact on global health, particularly emerging infectious diseases such as the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19), Ebola, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika. The etiology and epidemiology of these diseases are complex and many demographic, environmental, and social factors may play a role in the incidence of such diseases. Of these factors, global travel and trade, unplanned urbanization, and climate change have an important impact on the distribution and incidence of emerging infectious diseases. These could facilitate the transmission of pathogens from one region to another region, make transmission seasons longer or more intense, or cause diseases to emerge in countries where they were previously unknown.
Spatial analytical modeling allows for a better understanding these contextual factors and can help policy-makers to develop tailored interventions. Advanced spatial analysis and modeling can help policy-makers to identify high-risk (hot spot) areas and design geographically targeted measures for better resource allocation and disease control. This Special Issue, entitled “Spatial Epidemiology of Emerging Infectious Diseases”, welcomes high-quality original research articles and reviews on any emerging infectious diseases of public health importance.
Dr. Kinley Wangdi
Dr. Nasser Bagheri
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Spatial modeling
- Public health