Special Issue "Epidemiology of Dengue: Past, Present and Future"
A special issue of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease (ISSN 2414-6366).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Interests: dengue; Rickettsia; Leptospirosis; HIV; Papua New Guinea
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Dengue is widespread through tropical regions of the world and its distribution is affected by climate, human behaviour (including urbanisation), and the competence and distribution of its mosquito vector. The disease is endemic in many countries and episodically epidemic in still more. Worldwide, the disease is increasing in incidence with more than 300 million cases per year, and more than half the world's population is at risk.
This Special Issue of the journal seeks contributions from authors who can advance our understanding of how dengue has emerged, the current extent and clinical impact of the epidemic, and how it may behave in the future. We are especially interested in papers that describe the epidemic in the Pacific and Southeast Asian regions.
There are now several exciting tools to limit the spread of infection, including vaccines at various stages of development and deployment, the use of modified mosquito vectors and new insights in the deployment of traditional mosquito control measures. We would like to hear from authors in affected countries as to how these measures have impacted on their epidemics.
We welcome any other contributions relating to dengue including but not restricted to: Clinical manifestations of dengue fever; management of the complications of dengue fever (and the use of new clinical criteria); therapeutics; vector biology; blood safety; diagnostics and public health interventions.
We understand that many countries are grappling with concurrent epidemics of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus and recognise that there is significant overlap of these infections both in the geographical distribution and the epidemiological/clinical pattern. There are lessons to be learned from the experiences of describing and dealing with any of these infections. We would welcome any discussion of concurrent epidemics or indeed papers that relate to either of the latter two infections, exclusively.
Prof. John McBride
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