Special Issue "Insights in Animal and Human Leptospirosis"

A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 469

Special Issue Editor

1. Department of Veterinary Science, University of Pisa, Viale delle Piagge 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
2. Interdepartmental Research Center “Nutraceuticals and Food for Health” (NUTRAFOOD), University of Pisa, 56121 Pisa, Italy
3. Centre for Climate Change Impact, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: zoonosis; bacterial infectious diseases; vector-borne diseases; antibiotic resistance; One Health
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Leptospirosis is a zoonosis causing severe diseases both in humans and animals. Climatic changes observed in the last years favoured the spreading of pathogenic leptospirae; number of cases of leptospirosis often increase after hurricanes or floods when people may have to wade through contaminated water or use it for drinking or bathing. Leptospirosis causes economic losses in livestock due to reproductive disorders; lethal forms are still observed in dogs; wild animals act as the main accidental hosts. In view of these observation, we can affirm that leptospirosis is still a current treat not only in the developing countries where the prophylaxis measures are not regularly followed, but also in farm, domestic and urban environments.

The aim of this Special Issue is to give a platform for practitioners and researchers operating in human and veterinary medicine to exchange information and updates. With this goal, we cordially invite you to submit research articles, review articles, case reports and short communications related to the various aspects of Leptospira infections in humans and animals.

Dr. Valentina Virginia Ebani
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • leptospirosis
  • epidemiology
  • clinical forms
  • pathological lesions
  • diagnosis
  • prophylaxis
  • farm animals
  • companion animals
  • wildlife
  • exotic animals
  • human leptospirosis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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