Special Issue "An Update on Aeromonas"
A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019
The genus Aeromonas includes Gram-negative, oxidase-positive bacilli that are autochthonous of aquatic environments. However, they can be isolated from an extensive variety of habitats including clinical samples. Until now, 32 species has been described and four are in process of description. Some species are considered to be emerging pathogens causing a wide spectrum of diseases, mainly gastroenteritis and septicemia, in immunocompromised patients and wound infections in healthy people. In addition, some species can produce diseases in fish, producing important economic losses in aquaculture. The presence of several virulence factors allow these bacteria to colonize, invade and overcome the immune host response. The strains associated with clinical cases correspond mainly (96.5%) to four species: A. caviae (29.9%), A. dhakensis (26.3%), A. veronii (24.8%) and A. hydrophila (15.5%). Based on this, Aeromonas infections will remain a health problem in the near future, considering the increased life expectancy that will result in more elderly persons with potential underlying diseases. This Special Issue will provide an updated, global review of the taxonomy, ecology, epidemiology and pathogenicity of the genus Aeromonas.
Prof. María José Figueras
Dr. Marta Sanchis
Ms. Ana Fernández-Bravo
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- virulence factors