Special Issue "Novel Areas for Prevention and Control of Leishmaniosis"

A special issue of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease (ISSN 2414-6366).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. John David

Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, United States
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Interests: immunobiology; parasitic infections; leishmaniasis
Guest Editor
Prof. Abhay Satoskar

Ohio State University, Department of Pathology, Columbus, United States
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Interests: immunology and infectious disease with a focus on parasite immunology
Guest Editor
Dr. Steve Oghumu

Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, 337 Hamilton Hall, 1645 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
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Interests: immunology; mechanisms of infectious and neoplastic disease; chemoprevention

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Leishmaniasis is considered to be the most important parasitic disease affecting humans after malaria. It affects millions of people all over the world. Leishmania is a protozoan parasite transmitted by sand flies, which can cause severe disfiguring ulcers and systemic diseases that can be fatal when not treated. Until recently, the main form of treatment for leishmaniasis was pentavalent antimonials, which was first used over 80 years ago. More recently, new and effective therapies have been discovered. Recent work has further clarified mechanisms of pathogenesis and immunity to leishmaniasis. This includes the role of sand fly saliva on infection by the parasite. Generally, individuals who have once been infected are immune to subsequent re-infection. Consequently, prevention of this parasitic disease using a vaccine is a potentially viable approach and is an area of active research. As some disease causing Leishmania parasites have animal reservoirs, various control programs have been attempted, some more effective than others.

The Special Issue on “Leishmaniasis” may include the following topics:

The scope of Leishmaniasis in the world

Present and new therapies for Visceral Leishmaniasis

Present and new therapies for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Progress in the development of vaccines for Leishmaniasis

Control methods for the prevention of Leishmaniasis

Updates on host immune responses to Cutaneous, Muco-cutaneous and Visceral Leishmaniasis

Mechanisms of immune evasion by Leishmania parasites

The sand flies involved in the spread of Leishmaniasis

Effect of Sand fly Saliva on Leishmania Infection.

Prof. John David
Prof. Abhay Satoskar
Dr. Steve Oghumu
Guest Editors

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  • prevention
  • control
  • Leishmaniosis
  • vaccines
  • immunobiology
  • pathogenesis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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