BMC Veterinary Research is calling for submissions to our Collection on Zoonotic diseases.
Zoonotic diseases are infections caused by bacteria, viruses, prion, parasites, and fungi that are naturally transmissible from vertebrate animals to humans either through direct contact with the animal itself, or through food, water, or the environment. Currently, zoonotic pathogens are causing enormous economic losses to the livestock industry, and pose an ever growing global risk to public and animal health due to our close relationship with animals – whether it is companion or wild animals, or animals in agriculture.
At present, there are approximately 150 known zoonotic diseases worldwide that are transmitted to humans by both wild and domestic animal populations, and it is currently estimated that 75% of all emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic in nature. Today, many zoonoses can cause recurring disease outbreaks, while others have the potential to cause a global pandemic.
In the view of the One Health approach, recognizing that the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and interdependent, this collection and call for papers aims to bring together original research with the latest updates on zoonotic diseases that cover, but are not limited to, the etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and control/prevention of zoonotic diseases. The collection will consider research articles, case reports, study protocols, reviews and opinion papers. For reviews and opinion papers, please contact the journal with a pre-submission enquiry.
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