Special Issue "Environmental Determinants of Infectious Disease Transmission"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2014).
Interests: large-scale climate dynamics; tropical meteorology; climate prediction; monsoons; the hydrologic cycle; land surface processes; hillslope hydrology; infectious disease transmission and epidemiology; mosquito-borne disease; mosquito ecology; modeling and prediction of infectious disease
The broader environment is known generally to affect the survival, transmission and seasonality of water-borne, air-borne and vector-borne pathogens. However, very often the specific mechanisms through which environmental conditions modulate pathogen dynamics are little understood. A better characterization of these drivers of infectious disease transmission requires consideration of factors such as climate, meteorology, water and air chemistry, land use and agricultural practices, the built environment, the indoor environment, and sanitation practices, as well as synergies among these potential drivers.
For this special issue we invite submissions that examine the effects of these environmental determinants on disease system dynamics, including pathogen survival, vector survival, vector behavior, host survival, host immune function, host behavior, and modes of transmission. Implications for the control and prediction of infectious disease may also be addressed.
Dr. Jeffrey Shaman
Manuscript Submission Information
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- infectious disease
- land use