Category: News and Events

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 […]

Online Education in Human Parasitology during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Wuhan: Our Experiences, Challenges, and Perspectives

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Traditional face-to-face teaching in medical schools are suspended during the global COVID-19 pandemic, and remote online learning has consequently been implemented as an emergency measure. This study aims to share the authors experiences in exploring online teaching of human parasitology and to discuss the possible advantages, challenges […]

Zika Virus Overview: Transmission, Origin, Pathogenesis, Animal Model and Diagnosis

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Dallas Vue and Qiyi Tang from Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA review transmission, origin, pathogenesis, animal model and diagnosis of Zika Virus. Zika virus (ZIKV) was first discovered in 1947 in Uganda. ZIKV did not receive substantial attention until Brazil hosted the 2016 Summer […]

Genome Characterization and Potential Risk Assessment of the Novel SARS-CoV-2 Variant Omicron (B.1.1.529)

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Si Qin, Mengnan Cui, Siqi Sun, Jiyang Zhou, Zongmin Du, Yujun Cui and Hang Fan from the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China review genome characterization and potential risk assessment of the novel SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron (B.1.1.529). As the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spread around the […]

Bacterial Microbiota in Unfed Ticks (Dermacentor nuttalli) From Xinjiang Detected Through 16S rDNA Amplicon Sequencing and Culturomics

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Ruifu Yang and colleagues from Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China, Xinjiang University, Urumqi, China and The Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi, China review bacterial microbiota in unfed ticks (Dermacentor nuttalli) from Xinjiang detected through 16S rDNA Amplicon […]