Special Issue "Together in the Fight against Arthropod-Borne Diseases: A One Health Perspective"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2018).
Interests: arthropod vectors; entomology; insect control; mosquitoes; nano-synthesis; nanoparticles; nano-pesticides; nanotechnology; non-target effects; ticks
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Arthropod-borne diseases represent a major risk for humans, livestock, pets and wildlife worldwide. The rapid spread of highly-aggressive arboviruses and parasites, along with the development of resistance in their arthropod vectors represent a huge challenge in modern parasitology and tropical medicine. As recently highlighted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to successfully fight arthropod-borne diseases, a One Health approach is necessary. Indeed, One Health pointed out that the human health is strongly connected to the health of animals and the environment. The main aim of One Health is to encourage the cooperation among multiple disciplines to achieve the best health for humans, animals, and the environment.
Therefore, in this scenario, the present Special Issue will include articles by expert authorities on arthropod vector ecology and control, as well as in prevention and treatment of arthropod-borne diseases. Special emphasis will be devoted to the two main dangerous groups of arthropod-borne diseases, the ones vectored by mosquitoes and by ticks. Prevention and control programs against the spread of dengue, West Nile, Chikungunya and Zika virus, as well as other arboviruses, such as St. Louis encephalitis and Japanese encephalitis, will be considered. Research efforts on the ecology and control of their mosquito vectors will be particularly appreciated, with special reference to the development of behavior-based control tools and eco-friendly biopesticides. With reference to tick and tick-borne disease, our Special Issue accepts contributions on tick ecology and control, as well as insights on the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of babesiosis, Lyme disease, tularemia, and other tick-borne diseases. Lastly, we welcome submissions dealing with other arthropod-borne diseases, such as Human African trypanosomiasis and Chagas disease, as well as their insect vectors.
Dr. Giovanni Benelli
Dr. Sengotthayan Senthil Nathan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Behavior-based control
- Chagas disease
- Glossina vectors
- Human African Trypanosomiasis
- Lyme disease
- Mosquito control
- Pesticides and biopesticides
- Tick and tick-borne diseases
- West Nile virus
- Vector ecology
- Zika virus