Special Issue "Environmental Bacterial Pathogens and Human Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021).
Interests: human pathogens; molecular diagnostics; antimicrobial-resistance mechanisms; antimicrobial susceptibility testing; clinical microbiology
Interests: bacteriology; Legionella; diagnosis; typing; outbreak investigation; disinfection
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Environmental bacterial pathogens have been demonstrated to have an increasingly important impact on human health. Research in this field has focused on the study of potential human pathogens present in different environmental natural habitats, such as water, soil, and air, as well as agricultural, industrial, and healthcare-associated structures, to better understand their potential risks to human health and to establish new guidelines and methods for assessing and preventing infection risk. Studies demonstrating how diseases are caused and/or transmitted by specific pathogens, in combination with one or multiple environmental factors, have, in fact, contributed to scientific evidence supporting the fast and efficient identification of pathogenic microorganisms in environmental samples providing accurate instruments for their control. Moreover, the alarming increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also spreading through food, water, and other environmental sources, particularly in healthcare-associated settings, has been the focus of investigations aimed at defining appropriate tools and models for the protection of public health.
This Special Issue will focus on recent accomplishments in this field. The submission of manuscripts from microbiologists, biologists, clinicians, and/or epidemiologists is welcomed as interdisciplinary collaboration is the key to disease prevention.
Prof. Clementina Elvezia Cocuzza
Dr. Maria Luisa Ricci
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- bacterial pathogens
- natural and artificial environmental habitats
- human health
- detection and prevention methods