Special Issue "Climate Changes and Emergence of Vector-Borne Parasites and Bacterial Pathogens"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 78

Special Issue Editors

Department of Veterinary Science, University of Pisa, Viale delle Piagge 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: mycology; mycotic diseases; vector-borne protozoa; zoonotic parasites; One Health
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1. Department of Veterinary Science, University of Pisa, Viale delle Piagge 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
2. Interdepartmental Research Center “Nutraceuticals and Food for Health” (NUTRAFOOD), University of Pisa, 56121 Pisa, Italy
3. Centre for Climate Change Impact, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: zoonosis; bacterial infectious diseases; vector-borne diseases; antibiotic resistance; One Health
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental changes driven by anthropogenic activities and climate changes are profoundly modifying the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases. Climate changes affect weather patterns, with a major occurrence of extreme events which indirectly modify spatial patterns of human populations. Moreover, the global temperature rise creates environmental pressure, leading also to a re-distribution of arthropods acting as vectors of infective and parasitic agents.

A warm climate Increases the range of biological reservoir hosts, and facilitates both biological cycles of parasites and the spread of arthropod vectors, mostly ticks. In recent years, we have witnessed the emergence of pathogens in areas that were previously unsuitable.

This Special Issue is devoted to papers dealing with the etiology, epidemiology, clinical forms, pathological lesions, diagnosis, therapy, prophylaxis, and control of vector-borne diseases.

Prof. Dr. Francesca Mancianti
Dr. Simona Nardoni
Dr. Valentina Virginia Ebani
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • vector-borne pathogens
  • zoonoses
  • bacteria
  • parasites
  • ticks
  • hematophagous arthropods
  • domestic animals
  • wildlife

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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