Parasitic Diseases from Wild Animals with Emphasis in Zoonotic Infections
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 33691
Interests: parasitic diseases; zoonosis; Giardia; Trichomonas; Blastocystis; Leishmania; epidemiology; natural products; treatment
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In a changing world, wildlife is under continuous threat and this promotes the spread of disease. Wildlife displacement and stress due to human activity (urbanization, exotic travel) are common, but the availability of food and shelter also attracts wild animals to peri-urban areas, such as foxes, bats, raccoons, and wild boar. Global warming can lead to an increase in wildlife diseases, including those transmitted by vectors, but this is also the case for diseases transmitted by water due to the increased intake.
Among these diseases, parasitic infections are common, with wild animals frequently blamed for being reservoirs for diseases affecting domestic animals and humans. The transmission can be vector-borne (Leishmania, Trypanosoma, Dirofilaria, Thelazia) or by contact or fomites (ectoparasites, hookworms), but it can also be through drinking contaminated water (Giardia, Cryptosporidium) or eating contaminated meat (Toxoplasma, Trichinella), vegetables, and fruits (Echinococcus, Baylisascaris).
The aim of this Special Issue is to give an overall picture of zoonotic parasitic diseases of wild animals, including the pathology, treatment, diagnosis, epidemiology, and transmission in the context of a “one health” approach. With this purpose, we welcome research articles, reviews, and short communications related to the subject. I count on you to offer cutting-edge information on this topic and hope that it will improve on the current body of research related to wildlife.
Dr. María Teresa Gómez-Muñoz
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- wild animals
- vector borne zoonosis