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Epidemiology of Animal Infectious Diseases

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In the past century, there were numerous regional or global outbreaks in animals that have arisen and waned, such as Pestilence, PRRS, African swine fever, and influenza. Some animal originated human diseases, SARS, MERS, and most recently, COVID-19, have proven challenging to prevent and control. These diseases not only cause enormous economic losses to the animal farming industry, but also possess serious threats to human health.

The issue of Epidemiology of Animal Infectious Diseases will be a compilation of research articles and reviews that update and attempt to fill some of the evidence gaps in the epidemiologic literature on emerging and reemerging animal infectious diseases which caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria or parasites. The aim of this issue is to provide timely reports about the surveillance, transmission, transition, and prevention of emerging and re-emerging animal diseases and zoonoses in certain area or globally. Novel control approaches to common infectious diseases, modeling approaches to recent and new epidemics are also welcomed.

Articles will undergo all of the journal's standard peer review and editorial processes outlined in its submission guidelines.

New Content ItemGuest Editor:  Dr. Ian Robertson
Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Murdoch University, Australia

New Content ItemScience Editor: Dr. Wentao Li
Professor of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, College of Animal Sciences & Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

New Content ItemScience Editor: Dr. Jie Han
Professor of Institute of Global Environmental Change, School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Articles published in this collection:

  1. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) infection causes significant economic loss to the global pig industry. Genotype 1 and 2 PRRSV (PRRSV-1 and -2) infections have been reported in China...

    Authors: Xu Chen, Yueting Chang, Lu Zhang, Xinyu Zhao, Zhihan Li, Zhijie Zhang, Pinpin Ji, Qingyuan Liu, Jiakai Zhao, Jiahong Zhu, Baoyuan Liu, Xinjie Wang, Yani Sun and Qin Zhao
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2024 4:9
  2. A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the risk factors associated with the Salmonella infection status of dairy herds in Henan and Hubei provinces, China. Herds were assigned a Salmonella status based...

    Authors: Jie Wang, Xiaojie Zhu, Yuxi Zhao, Yongkang Xue, Zhen Zhang, Lei Yan, Yingyu Chen, Ian D. Robertson, Aizhen Guo and Joshua W. Aleri
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:20
  3. The bacterium Avibacterium paragallinarum, previously known as Haemophilus paragallinarum, is responsible for causing infectious coryza (IC) in chickens and other avian species. In this case report, an outbreak o...

    Authors: Honglin Xie, Hui Li, Chenfei Yu, Yongqiang Miao, Yaping Wu, Ruoyi Jia, Qiang Zhang, Guanglin Pan, Qingyi Ma, Kangsheng Jia and Xinglong Wang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:19
  4. Brucellosis remains one of the most common zoonoses spread worldwide, inducing enormous economic losses to the livestock industry and posing serious health threats to humans. Brucellosis re-emerged in China in...

    Authors: Yupeng Fang, Jianjun Wang, Guanyin Zhang, Fengdong Zhu, Chaoyue Guo, Jiandong Zhang, Kaixuan Guo, Yun Deng, Jinxue Zhang, Huanchun Chen and Zhengfei Liu
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:13
  5. The spike protein (S) of SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for viral attachment and entry, thus a major factor for host susceptibility, tissue tropism, virulence and pathogenicity. The S is divided with S1 and S2 regi...

    Authors: Alexandria Zabiegala, Yunjeong Kim and Kyeong-Ok Chang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:12
  6. Brucellosis is an important zoonosis that results in substantial economic losses to the livestock industry through abortions and reduced milk yield. This study investigated an abortion outbreak in a dairy herd...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Yan Wang, Qingjie Peng, Zhijie Xiang, Yingyu Chen, Guiqiang Wang, Xijuan Wu, Aizhen Guo and Ian D. Robertson
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:24
  7. Feline calicivirus (FCV) is an important feline pathogen mainly causing upper respiratory tract disease, conjunctivitis, and stomatitis, and it is classified into genotype I and genotype II. To investigate the p...

    Authors: Longlong Cao, Qiuyan Li, Kaituo Shi, Liting Wei, Hehao Ouyang, Zijun Ye, Wenguang Du, Jiawen Ye, Xiaochen Hui, Jiakang Li, Shengbo Cao and Dengyuan Zhou
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:16
  8. Globally, arboviruses are public health problems. Pakistan has seen a fast-paced increase in mosquito-borne Flavivirus diseases such as dengue because of deforestation, climate change, urbanization, poor sanitati...

    Authors: Muhammad Imran, Jing Ye, Muhammad K. Saleemi, Iqra Shaheen, Ali Zohaib, Zheng Chen and Shengbo Cao
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:5
  9. Tumors are one of the leading causes to death in pet dogs among diseases. The tumor incidence of pet dogs has been increasing, raising widespread concern. In this study, retrospective analysis was performed wi...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Weihui Li, Dianfeng Chu, Jinlian Hua, Xinke Zhang, Dezhang Lu, Yan Wang and Shiqiang Zhang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:30
  10. Sheep pox, goat pox, and lumpy skin diseases are economically significant and contagious viral diseases of sheep, goats and cattle, respectively, caused by the genus Capripoxvirus (CaPV) of the family Poxviridae....

    Authors: Girma Zewdie, Getaw Derese, Belayneh Getachew, Hassen Belay and Mirtneh Akalu
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:28
  11. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), as the main causative pathogen of viral diarrhea in pigs, has been reported to result in high morbidity and mortality in neonatal piglets and cause significant economic ...

    Authors: Siyi Zou, Lei Wu, Gan Li, Juan Wang, Dongni Cao, Tao Xu, Aiqing Jia and Yong Tang
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:27
  12. Pasteurella multocida is a leading cause of respiratory disorders in pigs. This study was designed to understand the genotypical and antimicrobial resistant characteristics of P. multocida from pigs in China. To ...

    Authors: Songtao Liu, Lin Lin, Hao Yang, Wenqing Wu, Long Guo, Yue Zhang, Fei Wang, Xueying Wang, Wenbo Song, Lin Hua, Wan Liang, Xibiao Tang, Huanchun Chen, Zhong Peng and Bin Wu
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:26
  13. Globally swine influenza is one of the most important diseases of the pig industry, with various subtypes of swine influenza virus co-circulating in the field. Swine influenza can not only cause large economic...

    Authors: Yin Li and Ian Robertson
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:21
  14. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and SARS-CoV-2 are thought to transmit to humans via wild mammals, especially bats. However, evidence for direct bat-to-human transmission is lacking. I...

    Authors: Luciano Rodrigo Lopes, Giancarlo de Mattos Cardillo, Natália Carvalho de Lucca Pina, Antonio Carlos da Silva Junior, Silvana Kertzer Kasinski and Paulo Bandiera-Paiva
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:20
  15. Rabies is an acute encephalitis caused by a lyssavirus. It is primarily transmitted through bites of infected dogs which results in the worldwide death of an estimated 59000 humans every year. The disease is prev...

    Authors: Harish Kumar Tiwari, Jully Gogoi-Tiwari and Ian D. Robertson
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:19
  16. On August 14th, 2018, a Beijing resident living in Xicheng District found a female H. longicornis tick attached to the skin at the front of his upper shin. On examination, the patient was afebrile and appeared we...

    Authors: Jizhou Lv, Huiyu Wang, Xueqing Han, Lin Mei, Xiangfen Yuan, Yufang Kong, Junhua Deng, Zhen F. Fu, Shaoqiang Wu and Xiangmei Lin
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2021 1:16