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Syncytial and Congregative Effects of Dengue and Zika Viruses on the Aedes Albopictus Cell Line Differ among Viral Strains

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  Dengue viruses (DENV) and Zika virus (ZIKV) are transmitted among humans, or from non-human primates to humans, through mosquito bites. The interaction of the virus with mosquito cells is a key step in the viral life cycle. The objective of this research is to determine how DENV […]

Zoonoses Call for Papers

Zoonoses is a high-quality, open access and peer reviewed research journal. Zoonoses unites research scientists, physicians, veterinarians, and public health professionals working on diverse disciplines of zoonotic diseases. Zoonoses provides an open platform for rapid publication of the latest findings, approaches, and viewpoints related to medical sciences, veterinary sciences, and public health, papers should advance […]

Effectiveness of Oral Fluid in Pathogenic Surveillance of Acute Respiratory Infection

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Oral fluid (OF) is a new safe, non-invasive, convenient, and efficient biological sample that can be used for virus nucleic acid and antibody detection. Because few studies have performed surveillance of multiple respiratory pathogens, the authors of this article sought to explore the application value of OF […]

Preparation of Equine Immunoglobulin against Smallpox and Evaluation of its Immunoprotective Effect

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  Smallpox, a severe infectious disease caused by the smallpox virus, causes a death rate as high as 30% within 15-20 days after infection. Therefore, development of anti-Smallpox product as a strategic reserve is urgently needed. Pepsin-digested F(ab′)2 fragments of serum IgG from horses was prepared and tested. Transmission […]

Trypanosoma brucei Lipophosphoglycan Activates Host Immune Responses via the TLR-mediated p38 MAP Kinase and NF-kB Pathways

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  This study investigates the immunoregulatory effects of trypanosomal lipophosphoglycan (LPG) anchored to trypanosome membranes, including the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) and neutrophil cytokine release after parasite infection. The interaction of cell surface TLR receptors with LPG, which signals cellular responses during Trypanosma brucei infection, was systematically investigated. […]

Identification of Novel Mutations Associated with Bedaquiline Resistance in Mycobacterium Marinum

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. As infections caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are rapidly increasing globally, a need exists for developing novel antibiotics and discovering the mechanism of resistance. This research reported by this article was aimed at understanding the mechanism of bedaquiline resistance in the model NTM species Mycobacterium marinum (M. marinum). The Mycobacterium […]

PRNP Sequences of Tibetan Antelope, Blue Sheep, and Plateau Pika from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Reactivity of PrP Proteins to Rodent-Adapted Scrapie Strains in RT-QuIC and PMCA

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.   Tibetan antelope (Rhinopithecus), blue sheep (Pseudois nayauris), and plateau pika (Ochotona curzoniae) are wild animals living on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. There have been no reports of naturally-occurring transmissible spongioform encephalopathies (TSEs) involving these animals. Furthermore, the PRNP genes have not been described in the literature. The PRNP genes from 21 Tibetan […]

Yersinia pestis and Plague: Some Knowns and Unknowns

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.   Since its first identification in 1894 during the third pandemic in Hong Kong, there has been significant progress in understanding the lifestyle of Yersinia pestis, the pathogen that is responsible for plague. Although we now have some understanding of the pathogen’s physiology, genetics, genomics, evolution, gene regulation, pathogenesis […]

A Marked Decline in Taenia solium Taeniasis and Cysticercosis Infections in China: Possible Reasons from the Ecological Determinants Perspective

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis is an important global food-borne infectious disease transmitted between humans and pigs. According to both national surveys and field investigations, the prevalence of the disease in China has significantly decreased in recent decades. The primary disease control measures are health education and promotion, meat inspection, […]

Novel Clinical and Genomic Signatures of the 2022 Monkeypox Virus

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. The monkeypox outbreaks started in 2022 and became an unexpected public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). The factors that drove this neglected zoonosis in Africa into a global focus are largely unknown. Combined clinical, epidemiologic, and phylogenomic analyses indicate that substantial genome mutations, deletions, and rearrangement […]