Special Issue "The Role of the Environment in the Spread and Maintenance of Zoonotic Pathogens"
A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: Environment and human health with a special interest in molecular microbial ecology/environmental microbiology; non-tuberculous mycobacteria and their environmental routes for human exposure; antibiotic resistance in the natural and hospital environments; gene transfer in the environment and the relationship between health and diversity of bacteria in bird guts and in between those involved in bee nutrition
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It is recognized that 62% of human pathogens, and 75% of emerging diseases, are zoonotic. It is accepted that human health and exposure to zoonotic disease is influenced by health of, and contact with, animals yet the environment plays a considerable role in the survival of zoonotic pathogens, their transport and exposure to human populations. Furthermore, the environment plays a role in, and provides drivers for, newly emerging disease and re-emerging diseases, for others, as with those, it acts as a reservoir for their survival. Coupled with antimicrobial resistance there is a real need for a deeper understanding of the threats to human health. This special issues recognizes that there are challenges to understanding the behaviour of zoonotic pathogens in the environment, their detection, identifying new threats and developing methods for their surveillance. There is a particular need for a One Health approach and this issue welcomes contributions that reflect single and multidisciplinary approaches to improving human health by reducing exposure to zoonotic infections.Prof. Dr. Roger Pickup
Manuscript Submission Information
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