Edited by Prof. Kamruddin Ahmed and Prof. Kiyoshi Aoyagi
Environmental changes on human infectious diseases
Although one of the objectives of JPA is to evaluate physiological adaptations to modern living environments, however the other objective is to publish research from different scientific fields concerned with environmental impact on human life. We are very much concerned with the environmental changes, mainly contributed by human activities, are affecting us in various ways. One of the effects of environmental changes affecting human life is emergence of new infectious diseases, and re-immergence of infections which were under control before. Therefore, the editorial board of JPA decided to publish a thematic issue containing research papers and reviews dealing with infectious diseases those were directly or indirectly contributed by environmental changes such as but not restricted to rapid urbanization, deforestation, and compromising water bodies and wetlands. We believe this new collection will provide us with a new perspective on this interdisciplinary but very pressing issue. The new issue will also focus on the challenges associated with environmental effects on infectious diseases and might show new approaches to mitigate this problem.