Special Issue "Development of Easy, Quick and Accurate Diagnostic Methods for Infectious Diseases"

A special issue of Reports (ISSN 2571-841X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Toshio Hattori

Graduate School of Health Science Studies, KIBI International University, Takahashi city, Okayama 716-8508, Japan
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Interests: Tuberculosis, HIV, AIDS, Dengue, Disaster, Galectin-9, Osteopontin
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yasuhiko Suzuki

Director; Hokkaido University Research Center Zoonosis Control.Kita 20, Nishi 10, Kita-ku, Sapporo 001-0020, Japan
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Interests: tuberculosis; drug resistance; gene diagnosis; molecular epidemiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Intense natural disasters, such as strong typhoons, floods, and landslides, have been on the rise worldwide. At the same time, risks linked to natural disasters, including global warming, population growth, and detrimental human activities, have also increased sharply in recent years. The emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens has become a major problem all over the world. As the global population continues to grow, so too will vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and those with immunodeficiencies, who have increased susceptibility to new infectious agents that can emerge in regions impacted by deforestation or with limited resources. Therefore, there is an urgent need for easy, quick and accurate diagnostics of infectious diseases. In this issue, we describe recently developed, novel diagnostic techniques that enhance the detection of pathogens. While most methods involve protein and nucleic acid detection, we present several alternative methods that involve the isolation, purification, and amplification of other key molecules. To improve the treatment and management of infectious diseases worldwide, better immune and nucleic acid detection methods must be developed, more data must be collected and analyzed, and knowledge must be shared throughout the scientific and medical communities.

Prof. Dr. Toshio Hattori
Prof. Dr. Yasuhiko Suzuki
Guest Editors

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  • Nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) detection
  • Immune detection
  • PCR
  • LAMP
  • Lateral flow

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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