Special Issue "A One Health Approach to the Control, Treatment and Prevention of Cryptosporidiosis"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017) | Viewed by 5413
Interests: parasitology; protistan parasites; pathogenesis; vaccination; chemotherapies; zoonoses; one health
Although likely a major cause of diarrheal disease in the developing world for many years, the importance of cryptosporidiosis as a cause of diarrheal disease in the developing world has only recently been emphasized. Often associated with spectacular waterborne outbreaks of diarrheal disease in humans, recent research suggests that the epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis in humans in the developing world is very similar to the epidemiology of the disease observed by veterinarians in livestock industries. Specifically, the disease associated with infants and neonates occurs in crowded and unsanitary conditions, and is often part of a diarrheal complex involving rotavirus, with direct fecal–oral transmission playing a much larger role in transmission. Thus, the combined efforts of parasitologists, epidemiologists, molecular biologists and clinicians, from both the veterinary and human medical fields, may lead to important breakthroughs in the control, treatment, and prevention of cryptosporidiosis. For this Special Issue, we invite research and review manuscripts across both the human medical and veterinary fields. These articles may deal with aspects related to novel cheomtherapeutic or immunological approaches in the treatment and prevention of cryptosporidosis, the prevention of cryptosporidosis through low tech means (such as improved sanitation and management), as well as papers examining epidemiology of the cryptosporidiosis, (including zoonotic and zooanthroponitic aspects of the disease). Manuscripts on the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of the disease, in both humans and animals, are encouraged, along with manuscripts describing animal models and novel in vitro techniques.
Prof. Dr. Ryan O'Handley
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