About this Research Topic
Continuous and ongoing efforts to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on infectious diseases are critical in advancing scientific discovery for prevention and treatment strategies for future pandemics. Through this research theme, we aim to explore scientific gaps related to our understanding of the changes in epidemiology and pathogenic agents responsible for respiratory tract and gastrointestinal infections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The current Research Topic aims to highlight the latest scientific findings in the following areas:
1. Change in incidence and prevalence of respiratory tract and gastrointestinal infections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. Change in the causative agents of respiratory tract and gastrointestinal infections in COVID-19 circulating area.
3. Interaction between SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens responsible for respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.
4. Microbial and virological changes after infection with SARS-CoV-2.
5. Clinical features and outcomes of patients co-infected with COVID-19 and other respiratory or gastrointestinal pathogens
6. Effectiveness of current treatment and prevention strategies for respiratory tract and gastrointestinal infections during the COVID-19 pandemic
Keywords: microbiome, virome, Epidemiology, respiratory infections, gastrointestinal infections, COVID-19, infection etiology
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