Special Issue "Parasites: Epidemiology, Treatment and Control: 2nd Edition"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 526

Special Issue Editors

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Interests: helminth infections; anthelmintic drug resistance; host–parasite interaction; anthelmintic drug discovery; biomarkers for host resistance to parasites; sustainable parasite control strategies
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Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Interests: helminth infections; protozoan infections; parasite–nutrition interactions; gut health and microbiota; nutraceuticals and nonchemical approaches to controlling gut pathogens
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Parasites are one of the most significant health and welfare concerns for humans and animals and cause losses of billions of dollars annually in terms of reduced productivity and treatment and control costs. Parasitic diseases are caused by a wide variety of endo-(helminths, protozoa) and ectoparasites (for example ticks, lice, and flies) in both humans and animals. Parasites have been a primary focus of research in production and companion animals due to the higher rates of morbidity and mortality associated with certain parasitic infections along with reduced farm profitability in the case of production animals. In addition, parasitic zoonoses are one of the major public health concerns throughout the world; for example, soil-transmitted helminths infect more than 1.5 billion people (24% of the world population) worldwide. The treatment of parasitic infections has heavily relied on the use of antiparasitic drugs; however, rapidly developing drug resistance has been a big challenge. With fewer success stories in using vaccines against parasites, the development of sustainable control strategies has been challenging. Parasitology researchers are conducting extensive research to understand parasite biology, the prevalence and transmission patterns of parasitic diseases in the face of climate change, and the pathogenesis of parasitic infections in addition to developing sustainable treatment and control strategies.

Therefore, in this Special Issue of MDPI Pathogens, we invite parasitology researchers to submit high-quality research publications, including in the form of reviews and original research articles, within the area of epidemiology, treatment, and control of parasitic diseases in both humans and animals across the globe. This Special Issue will provide a platform to readers seeking a comprehensive overview and the latest knowledge and information regarding the diversity of parasitology research.

Dr. Ali Raza
Dr. Andrew Richard Williams
Guest Editors

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  • endoparasites
  • ectoparasites
  • zoonoses
  • epidemiology
  • treatment
  • control

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