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Clostridium Pathogenesis: Virulence, Host Responses, Microbiome, and Interventions submission deadline 25 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 7064 | Submission Open
Keywords: Clostridium virulence; microbiome; host response; intervention; pathogenesis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bacterial Pathogens)
Epidemiology of Emerging Infectious Disease: Importance of Surveillance and Detection in Public Health Initiatives
edited by Fabio Tramuto
submission deadline 30 Jul 2024 | 14 articles | Viewed by 26674 | Submission Open
Keywords: emerging and re-emerging pathogens; molecular surveillance; genomics; antimicrobial resistance; public health; vaccines
(This special issue belongs to the Section Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases)
Emergence and Control of African Swine Fever
edited by , and Elizabeth Ramirez-Medina
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 18 articles | Viewed by 37305 | Submission Open
Keywords: African swine fever (ASF); epidemiology; evolution; pathogenesis; vaccines; drug development; diagnostics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases)
Aquatic Animal Pathogens: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Preventive and Therapeutic Measures and Host–Pathogen Relationships submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 10003 | Submission Open
Keywords: aquatic animal virus; aquatic animal bacteria; aquatic animal pathogen evolution; host– pathogen interaction; fish pathology; fish vaccines; immunostimulants; Chinese herbs in aquaculture
(This special issue belongs to the Section Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases)
Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 6913 | Submission Open
Keywords: Aggregatibacteria actinomycetemcomitans; periodontal pathogen; virulence mechanisms; periodontitis; leukotoxin; cytolethal distending toxin; epidemiology; collagenase; periodontal disease etiology; biofilm
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bacterial Pathogens)
Prevalence, Pathology, and Alternative Control of Intestinal Parasites
edited by and Fabio Ribeiro Braga
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4199 | Submission Open
Keywords: parasitic diseases; helminthosis; zoonosis; endoparasithosis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Parasitic Pathogens)
Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2508 | Submission Open
Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus infections and antimicrobial resistance; hospital-acquired Staphylococcus aureus infections and antimicrobial resistance; community-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections and antimicrobial resistance; antimicrobial-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; resistance mechanisms in Staphylococcus aureus; epidemiology of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; association between biofilm and multidrug resistance in Staphylococcus aureus
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bacterial Pathogens)
Stress Response in Tuberculosis
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2362 | Submission Open
Keywords: tuberculosis; stress response; stress adaptation; host– pathogen interactions; host stress; host adaptation; microenvironment adaptation; adaptive niche; drug response; drug adaptation; drug resistance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bacterial Pathogens)
Diagnostics of Emerging and Re-emerging Pathogens
edited by Binu T. Velayudhan
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2201 | Submission Open
Keywords: emerging disease; zoonoses; diagnostics; POCT; viruses; bacteria; sequencing; immunoassays
(This special issue belongs to the Section Emerging Pathogens)
Soil Borne Pathogens submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1837 | Submission Open
Keywords: soil-borne pathogens; diseases; bacteria; fungi; plant parasitic nematodes; plant– microbiome interactions; biological control; integrated pest management
Swine Viral Diseases: 2nd Edition submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1621 | Submission Open
Keywords: epidemiology diagnostics; swine viral diseases; pig and poultry viral diseases; poultry production; prevention
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Pathogens)
Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Swine Production
edited by , Nadine Botteldoorn, and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 298 | Submission Open
Keywords: swine production; antimicrobial use; antimicrobial resistance; reduction in antimicrobial use; bacterial diseases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bacterial Pathogens)
New Insights into Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pathogenesis
edited by Brahmchetna Bedi and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 257 | Submission Open
Keywords: P. aeruginosa; quorum sensing; PPARgamma; host defense; host– pathogen interactions; paraoxanase; cystic fibrosis; ER stress; inflammation; antimicrobial peptide; primary epithelial cells
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bacterial Pathogens)
Identification and Antifungal Therapy of Candida auris
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 118 | Submission Open
Keywords: epidemiology; clade-specific virulence; clinical outcome; new therapeutic strategies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Fungal Pathogens)
Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Veterinary Infectious Diseases submission deadline 1 Aug 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 7298 | Submission Open
Keywords: population connectivity; molecular epidemiology; spatial epidemiology; pathogen spread; veterinary; infectious diseases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases)
Advances in the One Health Based on Helminthology Research submission deadline 8 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1844 | Submission Open
Keywords: neglected; taxonomy; diagnosis; epidemiology; treatment; morphology; molecular biology; helminth
(This special issue belongs to the Section Parasitic Pathogens)
Host-Pathogen Interactions and Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics submission deadline 15 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3730 | Submission Open
Keywords: monoclonal antibodies (mAbs); next-generation sequencing; hybridoma; B cells; infectious diseases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Vaccines and Therapeutic Developments)
Herpesvirus Latency and Reactivation
edited by , Zhe Ma and
submission deadline 15 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 373 | Submission Open
Keywords: herpesviruses; latency; reactivation; virus– cell interactions; EBV; cytomegalovirus; HHV-6/7; KSHV; pathogenesis; antiviral therapies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Pathogens)
Recent Advances in Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)
edited by and Ewa Augustynowicz-Kopeć
submission deadline 16 Aug 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 11467 | Submission Open
Keywords: Mycobacteriosis; identification; nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM); mycobacteria other than tuberculosis (MOTT); epidemiology; Mycobacterium spp.; microbiological diagnostics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bacterial Pathogens)
Veterinary Parasitic Diseases: Advancements in Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Vaccines submission deadline 20 Aug 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 24081 | Submission Open
Keywords: parasitology; vaccine; diagnostic; parasitic disease; therapy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Vaccines and Therapeutic Developments)
Updates in Infective Endocarditis submission deadline 22 Aug 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 17897 | Submission Open
Keywords: infective endocarditis; cardiovascular infection; echocardiography; nuclear scan; positron-emission tomography; AngioVac; phage therapy; transcutaneous aortic valve replacement; TAVR
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bacterial Pathogens)
Modulation of Gut Microbiota and Pathogens by Biotics (Prebiotics, Probiotics, Postbiotics, Parabiotics, Synbiotics) submission deadline 30 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1952 | Submission Open
Keywords: gut microbiota; therapies; pathogens prevention; infections treatment; immune system; probiotics; prebiotics; postbiotics
Immune Response of the Host and Vaccine Development -2nd Edition submission deadline 30 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 377 | Submission Open
Keywords: immunization; vaccine antigen; immune response; infectious diseases; vaccine development
(This special issue belongs to the Section Vaccines and Therapeutic Developments)
Recent Advances in Taeniasis and Cysticercosis
edited by , Christina M. Coyle, Gagandeep Singh and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 10 articles | Viewed by 20638 | Submission Open
Keywords: Taenia solium; taeniasis; cysticercosis; neurocysticercosis; epilepsy; nervous system; central nervous system; diagnostics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Parasitic Pathogens)
Oncolytic Mechanisms of Viruses: Effect on Tumor Cells and Role of the Tumor Microenvironment submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 9895 | Submission Open
Keywords: Viral oncolysis; Oncolytic Viruses (OVs); Mesenchymal to Epithelial Transition (MET); Tumor virotherapy; Immune system; Tumor microenvironment (TME)
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Pathogens)
Acute Respiratory Infections: Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications and Prevention
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 9852 | Submission Open
Keywords: bronchiolitis; children; pneumonia; respiratory infection; diagnosis; treatment
Responding to the Challenge of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 8717 | Submission Open
Keywords: tuberculosis; drug resistance; drug-resistant tuberculosis; prevention; diagnosis; treatment; socioeconomic
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bacterial Pathogens)
Parasites Series: Parasitic Infection, Characterisation and Host Health, Parasitic Diversity and Host Range submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 8469 | Submission Open
Keywords: parasites; host health; protozoa; helminths; ectoparasites; diagnosis; health impacts
(This special issue belongs to the Section Parasitic Pathogens)
Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control of Animal Influenza Viruses submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6487 | Submission Open
Keywords: avian influenza; swine influenza; equine influenza; animal influenza; influenza epidemiology; pathogenesis; influenza vaccines; influenza phylogenetics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Pathogens)
Immunity to Respiratory Infections submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5896 | Submission Open
Keywords: respiratory infections; respiratory tract; immunity; innate immune response; adaptative immune response
(This special issue belongs to the Section Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms)
Development and Evaluation of Detection Method for Pathogenic Bacteria from Food submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5385 | Submission Open
Keywords: food microbiology; detection and enumeration of microorganisms in food; microbial detection techniques; foodborne bacteria; food safety
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bacterial Pathogens)
Replication and Pathogenesis of Influenza Viruses
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 5280 | Submission Open
Keywords: human influenza virus; avian influenza viruses; cross-species transmission; viral gene products; viral replication; virus– host interactions; viral pathogenesis; pathogen– pathogen interactions; antiviral immune responses; vaccine development; antiviral agents
(This special issue belongs to the Section Emerging Pathogens)
Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections in the Immunocompromised Host submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4595 | Submission Open
Keywords: tuberculosis (TB); nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM); Mycobacterium spp.; immunocompromised host; immunosuppression; HIV
(This special issue belongs to the Section Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms)
The Future of Vector-Borne Diseases in a Changing World
edited by and Lee Cohnstaedt
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 4529 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases)
Herpesvirus Infections and Antiviral Drugs submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3846 | Submission Open
Keywords: vaccines; natural antivirals; interferons; antiviral proteins and peptides; synthetic antivirals
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Pathogens)
Zoonotic Cestodiasis: Echinococcosis and Taeniasis submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3511 | Submission Open
Keywords: cestodes; echinococcosis; echinococcus; spirometra; taenia; taeniasis; zoonosis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Parasitic Pathogens)
Novel Insights into Pathogenesis and Antimicrobial Resistance of Salmonellae 2nd Edition submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3054 | Submission Open
Keywords: salmonella; foodborne infections; pathogenicity islands; antimicrobial resistance; pathogenesis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bacterial Pathogens)
Transcriptomic Changes in the Human Airway Epithelium during Respiratory Viral Infection
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2796 | Submission Open
Keywords: respiratory viral infections; transcriptional signatures; virus– host interactions; human airway epithelium; extended models
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Pathogens)
Oncoviruses and Molecular Mechanisms of Viral Carcinogenesis submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2707 | Submission Open
Keywords: cancer; oncoviruses; HCV; HBV; HPV; HHV-8/KSHV; HTLV1; EBV; carcinogenesis; molecular markers; cell biology; apoptosis; proliferation; cell cycle; immune evasion
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Pathogens)
Chronic Wasting Disease and Other Animal Prion Diseases: Towards the Comprehension of Animal Prion Pathologies submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2446 | Submission Open
Keywords: prion diseases; animal prions; CWD; scrapie; BSE; prion pathogenesis; prion strains
Antiviral and Virucidal Compounds: From Synthesis, to Screening, up to Identification
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2303 | Submission Open
Keywords: antiviral compounds; virucidal compounds; compound discovery; drug development; antiviral therapy; application of virus-inactivating agents
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Pathogens)
Emerging and Re-emerging Infections in Pediatrics
edited by Chryssoula Tzialla
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2204 | Submission Open
Keywords: emerging infections; re-emerging infections; epidemiology; microbiology; virology; neonate; pediatric
(This special issue belongs to the Section Emerging Pathogens)
Anti-HCV Antiviral Treatment submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2114 | Submission Open
Keywords: microelimination; HCV treatment; screening; public health; hepatitis C virus
(This special issue belongs to the Section Viral Pathogens)
Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens in the Balkans submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1928 | Submission Open
Keywords: ticks; tick-borne pathogens; tick-borne diseases; the Balkan region; prevalence; characteristics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Ticks)
Host-Pathogen Interactions in Neonates and Infants submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1672 | Submission Open
Keywords: antibiotics; neonatal intensive care; sepsis; invasive infection; congenital infection; antimicrobial resistance
Legionella and Waterborne Disease
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 721 | Submission Open
Keywords: Legionella; waterborne disease; environment; Legionnaires' disease; Pontiac fever
Molecular Epidemiology of Pathogenic Agents submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 643 | Submission Open
Keywords: pathogenic agent; pathogens; viruses; bacteria; fungi; parasites; molecular epidemiology; surveillance; prevalence; risk factors; public health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases)
Immune Responses to Pulmonary Pathogens
edited by , and Neetika Jaisinghani
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 352 | Submission Open
Keywords: Mycobacteria; Bacillus anthracis; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Staphylococcus aureus; immune response; virulence and pathogenesis; drug design; vaccine strategies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms)
Transfusion-Transmitted Infections of Pets submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 157 | Submission Open
Keywords: transfusion transmitted infection; pets; veterinary blood bank; blood-borne pathogens; blood donor screening; emerging infectious disease
Wastewater Surveillance and Detection of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterial Pathogens
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 112 | Submission Open
Keywords: environmental antimicrobial resistance spread; epidemiology of multidrug-resistant bacteria; wastewater surveillance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bacterial Pathogens)
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