Special Issue "Neglected and Emerging Tropical Diseases in South and Southeast Asia and Northern Australia"
A special issue of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease (ISSN 2414-6366).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: neglected tropical diseases; lymphatic filariasis; mosquito control; malaria elimination; Pacific islands; Papua New Guinea; Myanmar; surveillance
Interests: soil-transmitted helminths; liver fluke infection; immunodiagnosis; cholangiocarcinoma; Thailand; molecular biology; genetics; immunology
School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Interests: neglected tropical diseases; lymphatic filariasis; dengue; malaria; occupational health; travel medicine; emerging public health threats
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This Special Issue focuses on recent research on the important emerging and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in South and South East Asia and Northern Australia. This region stretches from Afghanistan in the west to Papua New Guinea in the east, and includes the Indian subcontinent, mainland South-East Asia (Indo China), maritime South East Asia, and the tropical regions of Australia. Many of these areas are highly endemic for important NTDs and emerging infectious diseases including lymphatic filariasis, leprosy, soil-transmitted helminthiases (hookworm, Trichuris, Ascaris, and Strongyloides), food-borne trematodiases, schistosomiasis, dengue/chikungunya/zika, leptospirosis, meloidosis, scabies, trachoma, and yaws. Several of these diseases are targeted for elimination or enhanced control by the World Health Organization in the next 5 to 10 years, although some have chronic lasting sequelae needing lifelong management. Control methods used include preventive chemotherapy, enhanced screening and treatment, intensified disease management, vector control, interruption of human to animal transmission, environmental/sanitation improvements and disability prevention/mitigation.
Prof. Patricia Graves
Assoc. Prof. Thewarach Laha
Prof. Peter Leggat
Dr. Khin Saw Aye
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- Emerging tropical diseases
- Neglected tropical diseases
- South Asia
- South East Asia
- Northern Australia
- Lymphatic filariasis
- Soil-transmitted helminthiases (hookworm, Trichuris, Ascaris and Strongyloides)
- Food-borne trematodiases
- Enhanced control
- Preventive chemotherapy
- Enhanced screening and treatment
- Intensified disease management
- Vector control
- Interruption of animal to human transmission
- Environmental/sanitation improvements
- Disability prevention/mitigation
- One Health