Katarzyna Grudlewska-Buda: Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Faham Khamesipour: Research Center for Hydatid Disease in Iran, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
Krzysztof Skowron: Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Submission Status: Open | Submission Deadline: 30 November 2023
Zoonoses are infectious diseases that are naturally transmissible from vertebrate animals to humans. They comprise many newly identified infectious diseases as well as existing ones. With over 200 known types of zoonoses, zoonotic pathogens may be bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic, or may involve unconventional agents. Zoonotic diseases can spread to humans through direct contact or through food, water or the environment, and pose major risks to human health, welfare, productivity and economy. Moreover, the number of zoonotic diseases is increasing due to socio-economic and ecological changes. In line with the One Health approach, which aims ‘to balance and optimize the health of people, animals and the environment’ (World Health Organization), this collection and call for papers aims to bring together original research with the latest updates on zoonoses and emerging pathogens that cover, but are not limited to, their pathogenesis, pathogen-host interactions, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and control/prevention.