Special Issue "Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Drug Resistance in Nematode Parasites"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 60

Special Issue Editors

Centro de Investigación Veterinaria de Tandil, UNCPBA-CONICET-CICPBA, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, UNCPBA, 7000 Tandil, Argentina
Interests: parasite epidemiology; gastrointestinal nematodes; anthelmintic resistance; integrated parasite control; parasite biology
Dr. America Mederos
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Guest Editor
Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria–INIA Uruguay, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay
Interests: parasite epidemiology; gastrointestinal nematodes; veterinary diagnostics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Parasitic nematodes are prevalent worldwide and are responsible for a wide range of diseases in both humans and animals. Some nematodes can cause serious morbidity and produce long-term disabilities in humans, while others lead to substantial economic losses in production animals and have highly negative impacts in companion animals. Many nematode species are free-living in nature or undergo a free-living phase within their cycles, which makes their control a much more complicated challenge as extensive understanding of parasite biology, ecology and disease epidemiology are needed to implement successful control measures. Added to this is the widespread problem in veterinary medicine of anthelmintic resistance, which currently extends not only to livestock production systems around the globe but also to companion animals.

This Special Issue of Pathogens will highlight recent advances in fundamental and applied research into parasitic diseases caused by nematodes, with a focus on the pathogenesis of parasitic disease, biology and epidemiology, anthelmintic resistance and current developments, all of which will provide the basis for sustainable long-term control.

Dr. Silvina Fernández
Dr. America Mederos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nematode parasites
  • anthelmintic resistance
  • mechanisms
  • parasite biology
  • pathogenesis
  • epidemiology
  • disease control

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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