Special Issue "Zoonotic Diseases and One Health"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: One-health; Eco-health; Parasitology; Zoonosis; Eco-epidemiology, surveillance, and control of infectious diseases
Interests: Foodborne Parasites
Interests: Molecular biology and parasitology; Immunology
Interests: Molecular phylogenetics; Malacology
Humans are part of an ecosystem and understanding our relationship with the environment and with other organisms is a prerequisite to living together sustainably.
Zoonotic diseases are an important issue as they reflect our relationship with other animals in a common environment. Zoonoses are still presented with high occurrence rates, especially in rural communities, with direct and indirect consequences for people. In several cases, zoonosis could cause severe clinical manifestations and is difficult to control and treat. Moreover, the persistent use of drugs for infection control enhances the potential of drug resistance and impacts on the ecosystem balance and food production.
In this regard, it is important for us to understand zoonosis in terms of how it allows ecosystems to transform, adapt and evolve. Eco-health/one-health approaches recognize the interconnections among people, other organisms, and their shared developing environment. Moreover, these holistic approaches encourage stakeholders of various disciplines to collaborate in order to solve problems related to zoonosis.
The reality of climate change necessitates considering new variables in studying diseases, particularly to predict how these changes in the ecosystems can affect human health and how to recognize the boundaries between medicine, veterinary care, environmental and social changes towards healthy and sustainable development.
In this Special Issue of Pathogens, we hope to consolidate studies on basic and applied studies of zoonotic pathogens from various agents with different points of view. Therefore, we invite you to submit original and review articles covering all the important aspects of zoonotic diseases with one-health and eco-health perspectives.
We look forward to your contribution.
Dr. Marcello Otake Sato
Dr. Megumi Sato
Dr. Poom Adsakwattana
Dr. Ian Kendrich Fontanilla
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- Infectious diseases
- Foodborne/Waterborne diseases
- Molecular biology
- Alternative strategies
- Medical Anthropology