Gut Pathogens is calling for submissions to our Collection on "Enteric pathogens in diarrheal diseases of poverty."
Infectious diseases are a social and financial burden, often affecting the poorest members of society around the world. Enteric infectious diseases, such as cholera, are often particularly associated with poverty as squalid, densely populated areas give rise to poor hygienic conditions and infected food and water. In the last couple of decades the UN Sustainable Development goals (and their precursors) have tried to address poverty, provide better healthcare, give access to clean safe water in a bid to alleviate the burden of diseases associated with poverty.
However, in the current global economic and political climate, we are seeing more and more people falling into poverty, and enteric pathogens are causing notable disease outbreaks. In February 2023, the WHO reported that 1 billion people were at risk amidst a cholera outbreak (that is 1 in 8 of the global population).
Gut Pathogens invites submissions (research and non-research) investigating the association between enteric pathogens, diarrheal diseases and poverty. We welcome manuscripts that look at the microbiology, economic costs, preventative strategies, monitoring outbreaks, antimicrobial resistance, SDGs and social studies.
This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG1 and SDG6.
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