Special Issue "Animals as Environmental Sentinels of Humans Infections"
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: 30 November 2021.
Interests: infectious diseases and zoonoses. main topics: leptospirosis; Q fever; leishmaniosis; chlamydioses; other topics: hepatitis E; brucellosis; vector borne diseases; toxoplasmosis
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Interests: bacterial zoonoses; human-animal-interfase; intracellula bacterial pathogens; host-pathogen interaction; refernce diagnosis. main topics: coxiella burnetii; Leptospira spp.; Brucella spp.; tularemia, ticks
Interests: fungal diseases, parasites and zoonoses. main topics: dermatophytes; cryptococcus and pneumocystis in pet and wid animals. other topics: echinococcus moltilocularis; trichinella; giardia and cryptosporidium.
The “One Health” concept, introduced at the beginning of the 2000s, summarises the idea that human and animal health are interdependent functions. Diseases of animal origin, such as avian influenza, rabies, and brucellosis, can be transmitted to humans. Other diseases which are mainly transmitted from person to person can also infect animals or have an animal source or reservoir, and can cause serious health emergencies. Other infectious and non-infectious human diseases are mainly due to the environmental contamination (e.g., fungal infections, leptospirosis) or pollution (e.g., cancer, poisoning). Animals living in close contact with people can act as sentinels of the human risk. The risks increase with globalisation, climate change, and changes in human behaviour, giving pathogens numerous opportunities to colonise new territories and evolve into new forms.
Studies of the effects of environmental exposures on domestic and wild animals can corroborate or inform epidemiologic studies in humans. Animals may be sensitive indicators of environmental hazards and provide an early warning system for public health intervention.
Focusing both on environmental issues and on the role of animals as sentinels of the human risk, this Special Issue of The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health will bring together papers encompassing exposures to infectious and fungal diseases, toxic substances, and their associations with acute/chronic poisoning and other diseases.
Dr. Natale Alda
Dr. Marcella Mori
Dr. Patrizia Danesi
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- One Health
- Infectious diseases
- Fungal diseases
- Parasitic diseases
- Animal Sentinels