Special Issue "Advances in Human Pathogens Infections"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: filoviruses; arenaviruses; emerging viruses; aerobiology; animal model development; medical countermeasures development; vaccine development; host-pathogen interactions; virus stock production and standardization/characterization
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A human pathogen is a pathogen (microbe or microorganism such as a virus, bacterium, prion, fungus, or parasites, etc.) that causes disease in humans. The human physiological defense against common pathogens is mainly the responsibility of the immune system, with help from some of the body's normal flora and fauna. However, if the immune system or "good" microbiota are damaged in any way, pathogenic bacteria that were being held at bay can proliferate and cause harm to the host. Such cases are called opportunistic infections. Some pathogens (such as the bacterium Yersinia pestis, malaria protozoa, and SARS-CoV-2) have been responsible for a massive number of casualties, and have had numerous effects on afflicted groups. The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 is a global public health problem. Today, while many medical advances have been made to safeguard against infection by pathogens, through the use of vaccination, antibiotics, and fungicide, pathogens continue to threaten human life.
The current Special Issue titled "Advances in Human Pathogens Infections" invites research articles, reviews, editorials, and commentaries on contemporary and hot topics in the field of human pathogens. The aim is to improve our understanding of human pathogens and make a positive contribution to the protection of human life and health.
Dr. Anna Honko
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pathogens is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- human pathogens
- host–pathogen interactions