Special Issue "Tick-Borne Diseases and the Spirochetoses in the Tropical Zone"

A special issue of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease (ISSN 2414-6366). This special issue belongs to the section "Vector-Borne Diseases".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 October 2021) | Viewed by 894

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner
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Guest Editor
1. Internal & Critical Care Medicine, Lyme Borreliosis & Related Disorders, 592 Route 22, Suite 1B, Pawling, NY 12564, USA
2. Northwell System, Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, USA
3. Nuvance Health System, Sharon Hospital, Sharon, CT 06069, USA
Interests: Lyme disease and related borrelioses; vector-borne diseases; zoonotic diseases; spirochetal infections; vector-control; disulfiram
Dr. Clement Meseko
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Guest Editor
Regional Lab for Animal Influenza and Transboundary Diseases, National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Nigeria
Interests: infectious diseases; zoonoses; viruses; one health
Dr. Mualla McManus
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Guest Editor
Discipline of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia
Interests: tick borne diseases and tropical diseases
Dr. Leona Gilbert
Guest Editor
Te?ted Oy, Mattilanniemi 6-8, Jyväskylä, Finland
Interests: tick-borne disease; autoimmunity; microbiology; translational research; diagnostics; nano-technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Vast are the topics of tick-borne diseases and spirochetoses, but a focus on these entities in the Tropical Zone is timely. Although submissions concerning temperate zones will also be considered, encouraged are manuscripts with a focus on the zone between the Tropic of Cancer (23◦ 26’ 11.6” N) and the Tropic of Capricorn (23◦ 26’ 11.6” S). Ticks in this zone differ from those in the temperate zones, each tick species having a unique biology, ecology, and potential for transmission of potentially pathogenic bacteria, parasites, and viruses to humans, domestic animals, as well as wildlife.

Spirochetal diseases in the Tropical Zone include syphilis, leptospirosis, Lyme borreliosis, relapsing fever borreliosis, and the endemic treponematoses (yaws, pinta, and bejel). Sought are manuscripts providing new insights into the basic biology and epidemiology of these illnesses, as well as illuminating case reports that add to human knowledge of clinical manifestations of these illnesses. Manuscripts on advances in diagnosis and treatment and works discussing the differentiation of relapsing fever borrelioses from malaria in the Tropical Zone where both co-exist are encouraged.

Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner
Dr. Clement Meseko
Dr. Mualla McManus
Dr. Leona Gilbert
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Zoonoses
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Tropical zone
  • Syphilis
  • Lyme disease
  • Tick-borne relapsing fever
  • Louse-borne relapsing fever
  • Leptospirosis
  • Endemic treponematoses (Yaws, Pinta, Bejel)
  • Bartonellosis
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Erhlichiosis
  • Rickettiosis
  • Babesiosis
  • Tick-borne viruses and tick-borne viral diseases
  • One Health

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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