Special Issue "Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases Surveillance"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Interests: epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases; epidemiology of vector-borne diseases; host-pathogen interactions during arboviral infections; health preparedness - from global perspective to local solutions; organization of vaccination programmes; field epidemiology training
Tick-borne diseases are an emerging Public Health and Veterinary Medicine problem which is neither appropriately recognised nor well controlled. To understand the tick-borne diseases burden and dynamics we need to rely on routinely collected surveillance data, if available. The existing systems are, however, not efficient in monitoring the disease risk, because they rely on the laboratory diagnostic practices in a given territory. On the other hand, the tick-borne disease risk in a given area depends on complex interactions between the pathogens, the tick populations, their hosts, and human behaviours. Relying on passive reporting of laboratory-confirmed cases does not provide reliable information on risk. We need to identify more efficient ways to systematically collect information on tick-borne disease risk, intergrating multi-sectoral approaches and tools. In this exciting era of dynamic development of diagnostic methods, IT hardware and software capacities, increasing integration of multi-sectoral databases, we can develop new ideas on how to approach to tick-borne disease surveillance, to better respond to existing and future threats. This Special Issue will equally value evaluation of existing surveillance systems and new innovative surveillance approaches.
Dr. Paweł Stefanoff
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- Tick-borne diseases
- Tick-borne encephalitis
- Lyme borreliosis
- Tick-borne rickettsial disease
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Spotted Fever