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The Animal Origin of Major Human Infectious Diseases: What Can Past Epidemics Teach Us About Preventing the Next Pandemic?

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Authors Guha Dharmarajan, Ruiyun Li, Emmanuel Chanda, Katharine R. Dean, Rodolfo Dirzo, Kjetill S. Jakobsen, Imroze Khan, Herwig Leirs, Zheng-Li Shi, Nathan D. Wolfe, Ruifu Yang and Nils Chr. Stenseth from Krea University, Andhra Pradesh, India; University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway; World Health Organization Regional Office for […]

Recombinase Polymerase Amplification for Rapid Detection of Zoonotic Pathogens: An Overview

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. With the advent of molecular technology, several isothermal techniques for rapid detection of zoonotic pathogens have been developed. Among them, recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) is becoming an important technology for rapid, sensitive, and economical detection of zoonotic pathogens. RPA technology has the advantage of being able to […]

Global Control of Tuberculosis: Current Status and Future Prospects

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. In this article the authors discuss how extensive immediate actions worldwide are required to progress toward a tuberculosis-free world. Tuberculosis is a zoonotic disease that is caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and can infect humans, livestock, and wildlife. It spreads primarily through the respiratory tract and was […]

Advances in Spectral Techniques for Detection of Pathogenic Microorganisms

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. This article summarizes the advances in spectral techniques used in detecting pathogenic microorganism. The highly contagious viral illness Coronavirus disease 2019, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2, has led to nearly 5 million deaths worldwide. The detection of highly infectious pathogens or novel pathogens causing emerging […]

Burden of Cryptosporidium Infections in the Yangtze River Delta in China in the 21st Century: A One Health Perspective

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Cryptosporidiosis is a leading cause of diarrheal disease in some populations, including young children and people with compromised immune systems. The epidemiology of Cryptosporidium, which is transmitted mainly through waterborne routes, has been a serious public health concern. Cryptosporidiosis is closely associated with animals and the shared […]

SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Vaccination

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Over the past 2 years, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has continually evolved in human hosts, thus leading to the emergence of variants with altered viral transmission, disease severity, and evasion of immunity. Although vaccines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been developed at an […]

Isothermal Amplification Technology for Diagnosis of COVID-19: Current Status and Future Prospects

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. During the COVID-19 pandemic, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has become the gold standard for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA worldwide. However, PCR-based nucleic acid detection technology remains relatively time consuming, and requires specialized instrumentation and technical personnel; therefore, PCR is difficult to apply at primary-level medical institutions. […]

Poultry to Human Passport: Cross-species Transmission of Zoonotic H7N9 Avian Influenza Virus to Humans

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Human infections with H7N9 avian influenza virus were first reported in the early spring of 2013, in the Yangtze-delta region of China. This virus subsequently caused five successive epidemic waves from 2013 to 2018 with highest reported cases in the last wave making this strain the most […]

Measles-Associated Severe Pneumonia in a Patient with HBeAg-Negative Chronic Hepatitis B

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  Every year, approximately 800,000 people die from liver diseases associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Complications outside the liver are common, such as fungal lung infections and viral infections. These complications may be associated with poor immune function, thus making clinical treatment difficult and increasing the […]

Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus V3526 Vaccine RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase Mutants Increase Vaccine Safety Through Restricted Tissue Tropism in a Mouse Model

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) is an arbovirus endemic to the Americas, for which no vaccines or antiviral agents have been approved. TC-83 and V3526 are the best-characterized vaccine candidates for VEEV. Both are live-attenuated vaccines and have been associated with safety concerns, although fewer concerns exist […]