Special Issue "Emerging Vector Borne Infections: A Novel Threat for Global Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Prof. Dr. Vittorio Sambri
Professor of Microbiology, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy AND Unit of Microbiology - The Great Romagna Hub Laboratory -Pievesestina (FC), Italy
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Interests: spirochetes; molecular diagnosis; emerging infections; West Nile virus; Usutu Virus; Treponema pallidum; Borrelia spp.; Chikungunya
Over the last two decades a novel threat to human health has emerged worldwide, namely the wide wave of so-called “emerging” vector-borne diseases (VBDs) that has increased the spectrum of the well-known infections transmitted by arthropod vectors such as malaria, Chagas disease, Yellow fever and Japanese Encephalitis. This “new wave” of VBDs is spreading rapidly in the frame of global health, since many of these infection belong to the category of zoonoses.
As a consequence, I believe that now is the right time to make a joint effort to publish a Special Issue of cutting-edge research papers and review manuscripts in this scientifically exciting and challenging field. All the branches of research related to emerging VBDs are welcome: the biology of vectors and pathogens, epidemiology, pathogenesis, surveillance and control and therapy.
My personal idea is to include the most relevant (either from the epidemiological point of view or in terms of clinical relevance) emerging VBDs, such as: Chikungunya, Dengue, Zika, West Nile, Usutu, Leishmania, Phleboviruses (Toscana and other relevant members of this group), and tick-borne encephalitis virus. This is just a brief list, but feel free to propose any other infection pathogen that you might feel is relevant in order to accomplish our final goal, namely to provide an updated view of this relevant issue in the frame of global health.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Prof. Vittorio Sambri
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- West Nile
- Toscana virus
- Sandfly viruses
- Tickborne encephalitis