Special Issue "Research on the Epidemiology and Transmission of Filarial Diseases"

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Parasitic Pathogens".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 January 2024 | Viewed by 216

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Achim M. Hörauf
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Guest Editor
German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner Site Bonn-Cologne, Bonn, Germany
Interests: antibiotics; novel antibiotics; Mansonella perstans; tropical diseases; infection
Prof. Dr. Alexander Yaw Debrah
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Guest Editor
Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), Kumasi, Ghana
Interests: medical parasitology immunology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Filariasis is a group of parasitic diseases caused by infection with the filarial nematodes. These parasites are found in subtropical rural areas of South Asia, Africa, the South Pacific, and parts of South America, and include Mansonella ozzardi, M. perstans, Onchocerca volvulus, Wuchereria bancrofti and others. There are also zoonotic species such as Dirofilaria immitis and D. repens, which may be transmitted erroneously to humans. 

At present, the NTD control community (scientists, pharma) need to develop new treatment methods to solve the dilemma of slowing process in the control of filariasis. Therefore, further studies on the transmission and epidemiology of filariasis are particularly urgent.

This special issue includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  1. New methods of epidemiological diagnosis and research of filariasis 
  2. Transmission dynamics of filariasis and control interventions 
  3. New therapies to treat or control the transmission of filariasis

Prof. Dr. Achim M. Hörauf
Prof. Dr. Alexander Yaw Debrah
Guest Editors

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  • filarial disease
  • epidemiology
  • transmission
  • parasitic diseases
  • filariasis

Published Papers

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