Special Issue "Research on Streptococcus in Veterinary Medicine"
A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2023 | Viewed by 6414
Interests: Streptococcus suis; bacterial epidemiology; bacterial pathogenesis; pathogen–host interaction; veterinary vaccine development
Streptococcus is widely associated with different animals. Most of them live in the tonsil, mucosa or skin, and are commensal to animals, but some species/strains can cause severe disease and great economic losses in the breeding industry. Among them, S. suis is a vital swine pathogen that represents a significant threat to pig or pork-contacting peoples and immunocompetent patients. Although sporadic cases of human infections have been reported worldwide, S. suis outbreaks have emerged in Asia. S. agalactiae (group B streptococcus [GBS]) also is a zoonotic bacterium, which causes invasive infections among neonates, mastitis in cows, and meningoencephalitis in fish. In addition, more and more studies reported that diverse Streptococcus species have become important pathogens of mastitis, wound or systemic infections, such as S. dysgalactiae, S. uberis, S. equi and S. pyogenes.
Increasing and sharing knowledge on these pathogens is of utmost importance, thus we would like to invite researchers to contribute original research articles, case studies, short reports, or reviews on the following topics based on your expertise: 1) diagnosis; 2) epidemiology and evolution; 3) virulence factors; 4) gene regulation networks; 5) bacteria-host interaction; 6) immune response; 7) bacteriophage; 8) antimicrobial resistance analysis; and 9) development of antimicrobials, vaccines and control measures. It is hoped that this Special Issue will further stimulate collaboration among scientists engaged in all aspects of this field of research.
We welcome and look forward to your contribution.
Dr. Jiale Ma
Dr. Zhaofei Wang
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- antimicrobial resistance