Special Issue "Mycobacterial Diseases in Animals"
A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Prof. Dr. Shigetoshi Eda
Professor, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology
Associate Director, Center for Wildlife Health
Senior Personnel, NIMBioS, 274 Ellington Plant Science Building, 2431 Joe Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
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Interests: infectious diseases, immunology, epidemiology, mathematical modeling, diagnosis, biosensor
Mycobacterial diseases are a significant threat to humans and other animals. According to WHO statistics, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of human deaths worldwide, with 10 million people falling ill with TB in 2017, and 1.6 million dying from the disease. Bovine tuberculosis, mainly caused by Mycobacterium bovis, is a zoonotic risk and a significant economic threat to agricultural industries. Johne’s disease, a mycobacterial disease that mainly affects ruminants, is another economic threat to agriculture. Mycobacteria in wild species as diverse as seals and armadillos are of potential zoonotic concern.
Mycobacteria are sturdy organisms that can persist in the environment. Therefore, system-oriented solutions and One Health approaches are critically important for control and eventual eradication of mycobacterial diseases. In this Special Issue, we will collect scientific works from a broad range of research fields to better understand current challenges, opportunities and successes in the research field of “Mycobacterial Diseases in Animals”.
Suitable topics for contributions to the Special Issue include:
- Microbiology and genetics of mycobacteria
- Host immunity against mycobacterial infection
- Host–pathogen interactions
- Host susceptibility
- Experimental methods
- Epidemiology and mathematical modeling of mycobacterial disease
- Zoonotic risk
- Diagnosis, treatment and vaccination
- Opportunities and alternatives for mycobacterial disease management and control
Contributions are not limited to the above list; we particularly encourage submissions with a focus on systems and/or One Health approaches in this field of study.
Prof. Dr. Shigetoshi Eda
Prof. Dr. Graham J. Hickling
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Mycobacterium bovis
- Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis
- control and management
- Johne's disease
- bovine tuberculosis