Special Issue "Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, Host Response and Control of Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 23158
Interests: microbiology; immunology; Lyme disease; tick-borne pathogens
In the mid-1970s, a geographic clustering of an unusual rheumatoid arthritis-like condition, involving mostly children and young adults, occurred in northeastern Connecticut. This condition proved to be a newly discovered deer-tick-transmitted infection named Lyme disease and was caused by a previously unknown bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi. Other diseases transmitted by the deer tick include babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, infections caused by Powassan virus, deer tick virus, Borrelia miyamotoi, and B. mayonii. There are numerous other tick-borne infections transmitted by other tick species, which include Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the USA and tick-borne encephalitis virus in Eurasia.
This Special Issue is open to all researchers involved in research on tick-borne pathogens and the diseases they cause; original research articles and reviews are welcome, mainly in the areas of epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention and vaccine development.
Dr. Charles Pavia
Dr. Gary P. Wormser
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- Lyme disease
- tick-transmitted infections
- host response
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Epidemiology of tick bites in a clinical setting
Authors: Richard C. Falco; Vanessa Vinci; Donna McKenna; Carol Scavarda; Thomas J. Daniels; Gary P. Wormser
Affiliation: 1) New York State Dept. of Health, Louis Calder Center, Armonk, NY 2) Div. of Infectious Diseases, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 3) Vector Ecology Laboratory, Louis Calder Center, Fordham University, Armonk, NY