Special Issue "Research on the Epidemiology and Transmission of Filarial Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 January 2024 | Viewed by 216
Interests: antibiotics; novel antibiotics; Mansonella perstans; tropical diseases; infection
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:
- New methods of epidemiological diagnosis and research of filariasis
- Transmission dynamics of filariasis and control interventions
- New therapies to treat or control the transmission of filariasis
Prof. Dr. Achim M. Hörauf
Prof. Dr. Alexander Yaw Debrah
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- filarial disease
- parasitic diseases