About this Research Topic
For this Research Topic, manuscripts describing approaches that combine data coming from the field of microbiology of infectious diseases (and that may include genetic, epidemiological or pathological information) with innovative analytical tools to help to understand the processes driving disease transmission and pathogen/host evolution, and to evaluate currently available tools to fight against diseases of importance in Public and Animal health are welcome. This research topic will provide an update of the current state-of-the-art scientific knowledge of the application of STEM tools to the microbiology of infectious diseases, raising awareness of their potential usefulness and various applications. Questions that may be addressed in these studies may include, but are not limited to, the following aspects:
• Evaluate directionality and source attribution for inter-species transmission of infectious pathogens
• Establishing the most likely cause of outbreaks using genetic information of causative agents.
• Assess temporal, spatial or spatio-temporal patterns of diseases of importance for the public or animal health fields
• Epidemiological modeling
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