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Artificial intelligence, parasites, and parasitic diseases

© WINEXA / Getty Images / iStockEdited by: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

As discussed in this editorial by the Chief Editor of Parasites and Vectors, Filipe Dantas-Torres, this collection is dedicated to articles reporting the use of AI in parasitology research. We particularly welcome articles dealing with parasitic disease diagnosis, parasite and vector identification as well as those reporting the prospection of drugs and vaccine candidates. 

This collection will serve as a platform for authors to publish their research that employs AI and deep learning methods for solving research questions in the fields of parasitology and tropical medicine.

About the collection

As discussed in this editorial by Dantas-Torres, this collection is dedicated to articles reporting the use of AI in parasitology research. We particularly welcome articles dealing with parasitic disease diagnosis, parasite and vector identification as well as those reporting the prospection of drugs and vaccine candidates. 

This collection will serve as a platform for authors to publish their research that employs AI and deep learning methods for solving research questions in the fields of parasitology and tropical medicine.

  1. Schistosomiasis, also called bilharziasis, is a neglected tropical disease induced by schistosomes that infects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In the life cycle of schistosomiasis, eggs are regarded...

    Authors: Ao Hong, Abdulrahim Umar, Hao Chen, Zheng Yu and Jing Huang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:185
  2. In the family Trypanosomatidae, the genus Trypanosoma contains protozoan parasites that infect a diverse range of hosts, including humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. Wild rodents, as natural reservoir hosts ...

    Authors: Shiyi Wang, Suwen Wang, Xiaoshuang Han, Sándor Hornok, Huiqian Wang, Nan Wang, Gang Liu, Meihua Yang and Yuanzhi Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:152
  3. Accurately determining the age and survival probabilities of adult mosquitoes is crucial for understanding parasite transmission, evaluating the effectiveness of control interventions and assessing disease ris...

    Authors: Emmanuel P. Mwanga, Doreen J. Siria, Issa H. Mshani, Sophia H. Mwinyi, Said Abbasi, Mario Gonzalez Jimenez, Klaas Wynne, Francesco Baldini, Simon A. Babayan and Fredros O. Okumu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:143
  4. The large amphibious freshwater apple snail is an important invasive species in China, but there is currently no method available for their surveillance. The development and popularization of smartphones provi...

    Authors: Qiang Zhang, Xin Ding, Yingshu Zhang, Yougui Yang, Fanzhen Mao, Bixian Ni, Yaobao Liu, Richard Culleton, Yang Dai and Jun Cao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:78
  5. Intestinal parasitic infections can harm health by causing malnutrition, anemia, impaired growth and cognitive development, and alterations in microbiota composition and immune responses. Therefore, it is cruc...

    Authors: Sudarat Boonyong, Saowalak Hunnangkul, Sirirat Vijit, Suphaluck Wattano, Parwin Tantayapirak, Sumas Loymek and Sirichit Wongkamchai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:13
  6. Mosquito-borne diseases exert a huge impact on both animal and human populations, posing substantial health risks. The behavioural and fitness traits of mosquitoes, such as locomotion and fecundity, are crucia...

    Authors: Nouman Javed, Adam J. López-Denman, Prasad N. Paradkar and Asim Bhatti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:341

Submission Guidelines

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Please read our submission guidelines before submitting. 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 "Artificial intelligence, parasites and parasitic diseases" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editor has no competing interests with the submissions which are handled 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.