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Enteric pathogens in diarrheal diseases of poverty

Edited by: 
Niyaz Ahmed: University of Hyderabad, India  


Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: Ongoing 


Gut Pathogens is calling for submissions to our Collection on "Enteric pathogens in diarrheal diseases of poverty." 

We welcome manuscripts that look at the microbiology, economic costs, preventative strategies, monitoring outbreaks, antimicrobial resistance, SDGs and social studies. 

About the collection

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.

Image credit: © Aliou Mbaye / dpa / picture alliance

  1. L.monocytogenes monocytogenes is an omnipresent bacterium that causes a fatal food-borne illness, listeriosis. The connection of this bacterium to E-cadherin through internalin A plays a significant role in the i...

    Authors: Ali Shivaee, Sara Bahonar, Mehdi Goudarzi, Ali Hematian, Bahareh Hajikhani and Behrooz Sadeghi Kalani
    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2023 15:51

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Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Enteric pathogens in diarrheal diseases of poverty" from the dropdown menu.

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The Editor has no competing interests with the submissions which he handles through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editor has competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.