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Special Issue "New Challenges in Foodborne Botulism Outbreaks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Foodborne botulism still represents a public health emergency due to the high potency of botulinum toxins. Each suspected case should be immediately notified to public health authorities with the aim of preparing a prompt response. From a historical perspective, foodborne botulism cases and outbreaks increased as a consequence of the intensification of food canning. From the early 1900s to the present day, the consumer preferences have undergone a profound change and new risk factors have emerged. In the past century, supportive and therapeutic countermeasures have also been increased. As a consequence of these improvements, the mortality rate decreased from 60%–70% to 3%–5%. This Special Issue will focus on the diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment, control, and prevention of foodborne botulism outbreaks, stressing the new challenges for the management of this public health concern.
Dr. Fabrizio Anniballi
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- botulinum toxins
- foodborne botulism