Blood Parasites in Asia: Trends, Problems and Solutions

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Parasitic Pathogens".

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Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Interests: veterinary parasitology; vector-borne pathogens; mites; ticks; flies; animal health diseases; veterinary education
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Department of Biology, College of Science, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Interests: infectious diseases; ticks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue entitled: “Blood Parasites in Asia: Trends, Problems and Solutions”.

a. focus

The focus of this Special Issue is to show where we are in terms of field, clinical and laboratory diagnostics; epidemiology; emerging trends; and societal impacts (medical or veterinarian-like) in Asia regarding blood parasites.

b. scope

Both original and review articles are welcomed. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • surveillance, epidemiology, one health;
  • diagnostics, prevention, treatment;
  • vector-borne parasites;
  • pathologies, physiology and immune disorders related to blood parasites;
  • public health approaches and international cooperation.

c. purpose of the Special Issue

The aim of this Special Issue is to encourage those who work on blood parasites in Asia to share their findings and experience.

d. suggest how this Special Issue supplement existing literature

This Special Issue could discuss recent, recurrent, emerging problems, and studies which have been carried out in Asia to evaluate, assess, prevent and treat blood parasites in humans and animals.

Prof. Dr. Olivier Sparagano
Dr. Nighat Perveen
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • blood parasites
  • zoonoses
  • parasitosis
  • vector-borne parasites
  • molecular and immunological diagnostics

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Molecular Reports of Ruminant Babesia in Southeast Asia
by Eloiza May Galon, Iqra Zafar, Shengwei Ji, Hang Li, Zhuowei Ma and Xuenan Xuan
Pathogens 2022, 11(8), 915; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens11080915 - 14 Aug 2022
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The protozoon Babesia is a blood parasite transmitted by hard ticks and commonly parasitizes ruminants such as cattle, buffaloes, goats, and sheep. Babesiosis, the disease caused by Babesia infection, has been considered a potential threat to ruminant production due to the grave and [...] Read more.
The protozoon Babesia is a blood parasite transmitted by hard ticks and commonly parasitizes ruminants such as cattle, buffaloes, goats, and sheep. Babesiosis, the disease caused by Babesia infection, has been considered a potential threat to ruminant production due to the grave and enormous impact it brings. About 125 million ruminants are at risk of babesiosis in Southeast Asia (SEA), a region composed of 11 countries. In recent decades, molecular-based diagnostic platforms, such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays, have been a reliable and broadly employed tool in Babesia detection. In this article, the authors compiled and summarized the molecular studies conducted on ruminant babesiosis and mapped the species, including B. bovis, B. bigemina, B. ovata, Babesia sp. Mymensingh, Babesia sp. Hue, and B. ovis, and determined the host diversity of ruminant Babesia in SEA. Full article
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