Special Issue "Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens in the Balkans"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 110

Special Issue Editors

1. Clinic for Lyme Borreliosis and Other Tick-Borne Diseases, Pasteur Institute Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
2. Department of Microbiology with Parasitology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
Interests: tick-borne pathogens and diseases; rabies; zoonoses
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Faculty of Medicine, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia
Interests: infectious diseases; tick-borne diseases; vector-borne diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the present landscape, numerous accounts highlight the emergence of previously neglected, undetected, or misdiagnosed tick-borne pathogens and associated diseases in the Balkans. As the focal point of this Special Issue, we delve into the clinical spectrum, unique characteristics, and effective treatment modalities for tick-borne diseases in the Balkan region. This Special Issue will also focus on the detection and description of tick-borne pathogens in ticks, animals or humans within the Balkan peninsula.  We invite contributions that provide insights into the prevalence and characteristics of ticks and tick-borne pathogens, as well as those that describe clinical aspects, address diagnostic challenges, and propose effective treatment approaches for tick-borne infections in the Balkans, fostering a deeper understanding of these diseases among healthcare practitioners and researchers.

This Special Issue is open to all researchers involved in research on ticks, tick-borne pathogens and the diseases they cause in the Balkan region; original research articles, reviews and case reports are welcome.

Dr. Pavle Banović
Dr. Dejan Jakimovski
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • ticks
  • tick-borne pathogens
  • tick-borne diseases
  • the Balkan region
  • prevalence
  • characteristics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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