In the past century, there were numerous regional or global outbreaks in animals that have arisen and waned, such as Pestilence, PRRS, African swine fever, and influenza. Some animal originated human diseases, SARS, MERS, and most recently, COVID-19, have proven challenging to prevent and control. These diseases not only cause enormous economic losses to the animal farming industry, but also possess serious threats to human health.
The issue of Epidemiology of Animal Infectious Diseases will be a compilation of research articles and reviews that update and attempt to fill some of the evidence gaps in the epidemiologic literature on emerging and reemerging animal infectious diseases which caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria or parasites. The aim of this issue is to provide timely reports about the surveillance, transmission, transition, and prevention of emerging and re-emerging animal diseases and zoonoses in certain area or globally. Novel control approaches to common infectious diseases, modeling approaches to recent and new epidemics are also welcomed.
Guest Editor: Dr. Ian Robertson
Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Murdoch University, Australia
Science Editor: Dr. Wentao Li
Professor of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, College of Animal Sciences & Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Science Editor: Dr. Jie Han
Professor of Institute of Global Environmental Change, School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China