Special Issue "Old and New Epidemiological Alerts: Prevention and Control of COVID-19, Candida auris, Measels, MDR and Other Infectious Diseases"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 33937
Interests: infection prevention and control; surveillance of healthcare-associated infection; surveillance of antimicrobial resistance; surveillance of antimicrobial use
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Interests: epidemiology; hygiene and public health; infection prevention in long term-care facilities; antibiotics consumption
Interests: molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases; microbiology; genomics; next generation sequencing; genotyping
Medicine, rapidly developing in all its branches, certainly has contributed to a longer and more pleasant human life. Having solved many major health problems, we still have to face some, and are discovering new ones. By this I mean, for instance, new aetiological factors of infectious diseases, such as the COVID-19, the Zika virus, Candida auris, or multidrug-resistant (MDR) microorganisms.
Some of the old problems are still recurring. The only infectious disease that has been successfully eradicated is smallpox, whereas other such diseases still pose a threat, which is well illustrated by the epidemic of measles in Europe since 2017. According to a report by the ECDC, large outbreaks with fatalities are ongoing in countries that had previously eliminated or interrupted endemic transmission. As we can see, even the diseases we thought we knew well can surprise us.
MDR microorganisms and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) remain significant challenges, both in hospitals and in long-term care facilities. They may cause patients or residents to suffer from additional ailments, and sometimes result in death. The existing problem of MDR microorganisms and HAIs shows us that, in order to properly follow the primum non nocere principle in healthcare, we should take into account all of the epidemiological, biological, organizational, and social aspects of healthcare.
We need to better understand the vital role that infection prevention and control play in improving healthcare systems. That is why this Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health will be devoted to Old and New Epidemiological Alerts: COVID-19, Candida Auris, Measels, MDR, Epidemiology, and Prevention. You are most welcome to join the discussion.
Dr. Jadwiga Wojkowska-Mach
Dr. Maria Luisa Moro
Dr. Monika Chlebowicz
Dr. Anna Różańska
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- infection prevention and control
- surveillance of infections
- epidemiology of infections
- health policy
- public health
- Candida auris
- multidrug-resistant microorganisms
- Healthcare-associated infections