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Parasites in the Tropic - a New Paradigm Shift

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In tropical countries, parasites are responsible for causing a number of diseases in humans. These parasites proliferate in a range of environments and result in various forms of disease from ancient diseases to opportunistic infections to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). More recently, an emerging set of ...

In tropical countries, parasites are responsible for causing a number of diseases in humans. These parasites proliferate in a range of environments and result in various forms of disease from ancient diseases to opportunistic infections to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). More recently, an emerging set of organisms are being recognized which have the ability to perform transboundary migration between animals and humans.
Parasitic diseases pose one of the greatest threats to human health in topical areas and are, unfortunately, often linked to poverty, poor living conditions, malnutrition and HIV/AIDS. In an effort to address this pressing global health issue, prospective authors are invited to contribute original research articles as well as critical reviews for this forthcoming special issue that will contribute to a better understanding of the host-parasite relationship.
Considering that some parasites are (re)emerging, while others contribute largely to neglected diseases, we are interested in articles that explore several aspects of tropical parasitic diseases such as parasite evolution, Omics, climate change, clinico-epidemiology in human and animal diseases, geospatial health, geographic information system (GIS), identification of biomarkers for rapid diagnosis, anti-parasitic agents and resistance, vaccine candidates, novel strategies for control of parasites.


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