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Environmental changes on human infectious diseases

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.

  1. Malaria is one of the most devastating infectious diseases of humans. It is problematic clinically and economically as it prevails in poorer countries and regions, strongly hindering socioeconomic development....

    Authors: Shigeharu Sato
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:1

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2021 40:3

  2. Malaria is a major public-health problem, with over 40% of the world’s population (more than 3.3 billion people) at risk from the disease. Malaysia has committed to eliminate indigenous human malaria transmiss...

    Authors: Abraham Zefong Chin, Marilyn Charlene Montini Maluda, Jenarun Jelip, Muhammad Saffree Bin Jeffree, Richard Culleton and Kamruddin Ahmed
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:36
  3. Since 1980, the world has been threatened by different waves of emerging disease epidemics. In the twenty-first century, these diseases have become an increasing global concern because of their health and econ...

    Authors: Nundu Sabiti Sabin, Akintije Simba Calliope, Shirley Victoria Simpson, Hiroaki Arima, Hiromu Ito, Takayuki Nishimura and Taro Yamamoto
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:29
  4. Malaysia recorded the highest number of dengue cases between 2014 and 2017. There are 13 states and three federal territories in Malaysia, and each area varies in their prevalence of dengue. Sabah is one of th...

    Authors: Narinderjeet Kaur, Syed Sharizman Syed Abdul Rahim, Joel Judson Jaimin, Jiloris Julian Frederick Dony, Koay Teng Khoon and Kamruddin Ahmed
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:19