Special Issue "Salmonella Persistent Infections"

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jeongmin Song
Guest Editor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Cornell University
Interests: Salmonella Typhi; typhoid toxin; A2B5 toxins

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The gram-negative bacilli Salmonella affect many millions annually worldwide and cause salmonellosis including the life-threatening disease typhoid fever. Currently, the treatment for Salmonella infections relies largely on vaccination and antibiotics. However, recent epidemiology studies have revealed the worrisome trend that multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant strains of Salmonella are rapidly spreading. The best knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of this important bacterial pathogen will facilitate disease prevention, surveillance and control, and improve diagnostics and may help to facilitate the development of more efficacious vaccines and new therapeutics alternative to antibiotics. Among the dynamic, complex lifecycle of Salmonella, its persistent infection and transmission is one of the least understood areas in the field, although we need to interrupt this stage of infections to effectively tackle salmonellosis. For this Special Issue of Pathogens, we invite you to submit a review or research article related to molecular aspects of Salmonella persistent infections. We look forward to your contribution.

Dr. Jeongmin Song
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Biology
  • Pathogenesis
  • Host-microbe interactions
  • Interactions with other microbes, both beneficial and pathogenic
  • Effects of various health conditions
  • Colonization and immune evasion
  • Persistent infection
  • Transmission
  • Immune responses
  • Epidemiology
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Diagnostics
  • Current treatment
  • Vaccine
  • Prevention and control
  • Molecular tools and approaches
  • Animal models

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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