Special Issue "Current Status and Challenges Associated with Tick-Borne Pathogens and Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2023) | Viewed by 23997
Interests: tick-borne pathogens detection and characterization; laboratory diagnosis of treponematosis and characterization of their agents
Interests: tick-borne pathogens and diseases; rabies; zoonoses
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Amongst the arthropod vectors, ticks are capable of transmitting the largest variety of pathogens to domestic and wild animals, being second only to mosquitoes in humans. Together with climate and demographic changes, the world is facing an increasing distribution of tick species in non-endemic areas. Currently, there are multiple reports of emerging tick-borne pathogens and related diseases that were previously neglected, undetected, or misdiagnosed. As a result, it is necessary to advance toward a One Health approach to research, through the unification of various expertise fields. With the implementation of this holistic strategy, the current status and challenges ahead related to tick-borne pathogens and their associated diseases can be perceived. This Special Issue aims to discuss the current status and challenges ahead regarding tick-borne pathogens, such as protozoans and bacterial and viral pathogens, and the diseases they cause in humans and animals.
Dr. Islay Rodríguez
Dr. Pavle Banović
Dr. Snežana Tomanović
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- Tick-borne pathogens
- Emerging vector-borne pathogens
- Life cycle of tick-borne pathogens
- Challenges in vector-borne pathogen detection
- Tick-borne diseases
- Challenges in clinical diagnosis of tick-borne diseases
- Challenges in laboratory diagnosis of tick-borne diseases
- Treatments of tick-borne diseases
- Global distribution of tick-borne diseases