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New Content ItemThe past century had witnessed numerous regional or global outbreaks of infectious diseases in animals such as Plaque, African swine fever, and influenza. It has been estimated that 60% of human infectious diseases and 75% of all emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic in nature. Human diseases with animal origins, such as SARS, MERS, and most recently, COVID-19, have been proven very challenging to prevent and control. Currently, zoonotic pathogens are causing enormous economic losses to the livestock industry, and posing serious threats to human health.The aim of this issue is to provide timely reports on the surveillance, transmission, evolution, and prevention of zoonoses in regionally or globally.

High-quality, innovated and prospective research is welcomed. 

Topics of interest include:

  • Epidemiological investigation of important zoonoses;
  • Mechanisms of evolution and cross-species transmission of zoonotic pathogens
  • Pathogenesis of zoonotic pathogens
  • Diagnosis of zoonoses
  • Development of strategies (vaccines, drugs, etc) to prevent and control zoonoses

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

Editorial Board

Guest Editor: Zhen F. Fu
Editor-in-Chief of Animal Diseases
Professor of Virology, University of Georgia, USA

Guest Editor: Jürgen A. Richt
Associate Editor of Animal Diseases
Regents and University Distinguished Professor, Director of Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animals Diseases (CEEZAD), Kansas State University, USA

Science Editor: Qi Huang
Associate Professor of Veterinary Bacteriology, College of Animal Sciences & Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

Science Editor: Yifei Lang
Associate Professor of Veterinary Virology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Sichuan Agricultural University, China

Articles published in this collection:

  1. Rabies is an ancient disease. Two centuries since Pasteur, fundamental progress occurred in virology, vaccinology, and diagnostics—and an understanding of pathobiology and epizootiology of rabies in testament ...

    Authors: Charles E. Rupprecht, Philip P. Mshelbwala, R. Guy Reeves and Ivan V. Kuzmin
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:15
  2. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) can replicate in the macrophage by interfering with many host protein functions. While it is far from known these host proteins for controlling M. tuberculosis infecti...

    Authors: Aikebaier Reheman, Xiaojian Cao, Yifan Wang, Xi Nie, Gang Cao, Wei Zhou, Bing Yang, Yingying Lei, Weipan Zhang, Muhammad Ahsan Naeem and Xi Chen
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2023 3:5
  3. This report describes an outbreak and treatment of pneumonia and enteritis in a snake farm with more than 3000 snakes containing Elaphe carinata (one-year-old) and Ptyas mucosus (three-month-old) seedlings in Hua...

    Authors: Ying Xia, Siyu Long, Yuxuan Peng, Songkang Qin and Yaoqin Shen
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:30
  4. Lymnaeid snails are key intermediate hosts for the development and survival of Fasciola spp., the causative agent of Fascioliasis which are economically important parasites infecting humans and livestock globally...

    Authors: Lily Tran, Vignesh A. Rathinasamy and Travis Beddoe
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:29
  5. Toxoplasma gondii is a widespread parasitic pathogen that infect humans and all warm-blooded animals, causing abortion and stillbirth in pregnant women and animals, as well as life threatening toxoplasmosis in i...

    Authors: Jinling Chen, Lilan Xue, Hongxia Hu, Xiaoyan Yin, Hui Cao and Bang Shen
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:20