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Special Issue "Novel Insights into Parasitic Infections and Diseases"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Parasitic Pathogens".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2023) | Viewed by 2238
Special Issue Editor
Interests: veterinary parasitology; helminthology
Special Issue Information
It is impossible to estimate the global economic losses caused by parasites, but piecemeal data indicate that zoonotic parasites causing human illnesses lead to economic losses of billions of dollars annually. Malaria is likely the most debilitating of these, with an estimation of 241 million cases reported worldwide in 2020. Furthermore, in 2000, over 20 million people were infected with Onchocerca volvulus, and Entamoeba histolytica is another major parasite of humans, with one-tenth of the world's population, or 500 million people, reported to be infected in 1997, and new diseases are continuously emerging.
Meanwhile, roundworms, pinworms, sarcoptic mange, threadworms, vector-borne filariases, and ticks are the most common parasites in animals. Global warming, human migration, and the trade of live animals are just some of the major factors contributing to the spread of these parasites.
In conclusion, parasitic infections represent a continuous challenge; even for cases of well-known parasitic diseases, there will always be a need to acquire new knowledge.
In this stimulating context, Pathogens is launching a Special Issue entitled “Novel insights into parasitic infections and diseases”, which will provide the scientific community with new information and knowledge from high-quality articles exploring these topics.
This Special Issue is open for the submission of both research and review articles. Potential topics for consideration include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Parasites and parasitic diseases of domestic animals; epidemiology, new insights into pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and control strategies
- Food- and vector-borne zoonoses
Prof. Dr. Calin Gherman
Manuscript Submission Information
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- animal parasites
- pet species
- human parasites