Special Issue "Selected Papers from the International Meeting on the Biology and Pathogenicity of Free-Living Amoebae (FLAM2019)"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: free living amoebae; therapeutics; emerging parasitic protozoa; diagnosis; natural compounds; synthetic compounds
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The International Meeting on the Biology and Pathogenicity of Free-Living Amoebae (FLAM2019), which occurs every two years, covers all aspects of amphizoic free-living amoebae with pathogenic potential in humans and animals. Scientists who are concerned with all aspects of the biology, pathogenicity, and related research fields of free-living amoebae gather in this meeting to share recent advances in the free-living amoebae field. In the 18th Edition of FLAM which was held in Puntarenas, Costa Rica in November 2019, novelties about the biology, diagnosis, and therapeutics were discussed and presented to the attendants. Moreover, it was the first time a FLAM meeting was associated with the presence of a foundation dedicated to amoebae infections awareness—the Jordan Smelski foundation.
Free-living amoebae belonging to Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia mandrillaris, and Naegleria fowleri species are causative agents of lethal encephalitis (and keratitis in the case of Acanthamoeba). The current lack of awareness about these infections as well as established diagnostic tools and fully effective therapies are key issues in this field, and thus this meeting has been gathering importance in recent years due to the increased number of cases of FLA infections worldwide.
This Special Issue is focused in the compilation of presented data in this last FLAM meeting, and authors wishing to publish their work presented at the congress or related work are welcome to submit.
Dr. Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Dr. Lissette Maria Retana Moreira
Dr. Elizabeth Abrahams-Sandí
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