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Early warning of invasive species for tropical diseases transmission

Guest edited by Zhong-Dao Wu, Robert Bergquist and Xiao-Nong Zhou

An article collection in Infectious Diseases of Poverty.

Infectious Diseases of Poverty

The 3rd International Congress of Biological Invasions (ICBI) in Hangzhou in 2017 presents more than 620 invasion species in China causing damage estimated at more than RMB 200 billion annually, and put forward the countries in the Belt and Road Initiative building capacity to manage biological invasions and removing barriers to accelerating regional and international trade. Early alarming system for the invasive species become more and more important to the biosafety issue with increasing level of migration people as well as animal or plant trade. The National Key R&D program aims to establish the early warning system for predicting the distribution and spreading patterns of invasive species as well as taking proper responses after investigating and modeling the biological characteristics, dynamic distribution, and construction of resource library for invasive vectors and pathogens of the important tropical diseases. 

To prompt more research activities in the field of invasive species for tropical diseases transmission, the special issue on “Early warning of invasive species for tropical diseases transmission” as a thematic series is published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty as outcomes of the programme carried out and cooperated by 20 Chinese institutions during last 3 years.

  1. The invasive alien species may lead to great environmental and economic crisis due to its strong capability of occupying the biological niche of native species and altering the ecosystem of the invaded area. H...

    Authors: Guang-Li Zhu, Yi-Yang Tang, Yanin Limpanont, Zhong-Dao Wu, Jian Li and Zhi-Yue Lv
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2019 8:2
  2. Two health concerns primarily related to triatomine bugs are transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi through infective feces, and allergic reactions induced by triatomine bites. In the Southwestern United States, reduv...

    Authors: Ya-Lan Huang, Da-Na Huang, Wei-Hua Wu, Fan Yang, Xiao-Min Zhang, Miao Wang, Yi-Jun Tang, Qian Zhang, Li-Fei Peng and Ren-Li Zhang
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:127
  3. Schistosomiasis is a common parasitic disease designated as a neglected tropical disease by the World Health Organization. Schistosomiasis mansoni is a form of the disease that is caused by the digenean tremat...

    Authors: Mohamed R. Habib, Shan Lv, Yun-Hai Guo, Wen-Biao Gu, Claire J. Standley, Roberta L. Caldeira and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:120
  4. Biomphalaria straminea is an invasive vector in China, posing a significant threat to public health. Understanding the factors affecting the establishment of this snail is crucial to improve our ability to manage...

    Authors: Ya Yang, Shao-Yu Huang, Fu-Quan Pei, Yue Chen, Qing-Wu Jiang, Zhuo-Hui Deng and Yi-Biao Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:109
  5. Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is one of the most complex parasitic diseases known to humankind. It usually occurs in endemic areas in Africa, but is occasionally detected in returning travelers and migra...

    Authors: Qin Liu, Xiao-Ling Chen, Mu-Xin Chen, Han-Guo Xie, Qing Liu, Zhu-Yun Chen, Yao-Ying Lin, Hua Zheng, Jia-Xu Chen, Yi Zhang and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2018 7:50