Special Issue "Tuberculosis Vaccines for Domestic and Wildlife Species"

A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Vaccines".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 171

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Javier Bezos
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Guest Editor
Animal Health Department of Veterinary Faculty and VISAVET, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: immunology; diagnosis; tuberculosis; mycobacteria; vaccination; goat; eradication programs

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Tuberculosis is a zoonotic disease with a significant impact in Animal and Public Health. Tuberculosis in animals is worldwide distributed and eradication is difficult mainly due to the limited performance of the diagnostic tests, a complex epidemiology that includes a variety of domestic and wildlife reservoirs and finally, the absence of an effective vaccine to prevent the infection. Regarding the latter factor, the BCG vaccine is the only commercially available vaccine for humans and it has been used also in animals, alone or in combination with other experimental immunization strategies showing in general a limited performance preventing the infection although reducing the severity of lesions. Other vaccines have been developed in recent years or are currently under development and some of them have been evaluated in animals with promising results. An effective immunization against tuberculosis in animals would be of paramount importance to achieve the eradication of zoonotic tuberculosis and thus achieve the objective of eradicating human tuberculosis set by the WHO for the year 2050.

In this special issue is open to include original research manuscripts related to the development and evaluation of vaccines and strategies of immunization against tuberculosis in domestic and wildlife species that contribute to increasing knowledge in this field, favoring the control and eradication of tuberculosis in the future.

Prof. Dr. Javier Bezos
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • tuberculosis
  • animals
  • zoonosis
  • vaccines
  • vaccination
  • control
  • eradication
  • immunology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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