Category: News and Events

Four Decades of HIV: Global Trends, Testing Assays, Treatment, and Challenges

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  More than 77 million individuals have been infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and approximately 37.6 million people are living with HIV infection. HIV infection may increase susceptibility to cancer, cardiovascular disease, bone disease, and other co-morbid conditions. Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs are extremely potent HIV replication […]

Zoonoses now indexed by Scopus

We are happy to announce this very good news to all authors, editors, reviewers and readers. Zoonoses will be indexed by SCOPUS from December 14th, 2023. The bibliographic database managed by Elsevier covers high-ranking peer-reviewed journals in the technical, medical and social sciences. On this occasion, congratulations to Professor Lynn Soong and Professor Xiaoping Dong, […]

Nanoparticle-Based Vaccines against Zoonotic Viruses: A Review

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Vaccines are the most promising tools for maintaining public health. Most emerging human infectious diseases are caused by viruses originating from an animal reservoir via zoonotic transmission. Therefore, zoonotic virus spillover and spread in humans have become global health threats. Nanoparticle-based vaccines are ideal for antigen delivery, […]

Clinical Application of SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG Antibody Detection Using the Colloidal Gold Immunochromatography Assay

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. The COVID-19 pandemic, which was caused by SARS-CoV-2, has had a significant effect on global public health, economies, and societies worldwide. Serum antibody testing is a critical method for the diagnosis of COVID-19 and can complement RT-PCR in the diagnosis of COVID-19 patients; however, the performance of […]

Pandemic COVID-19 and Endemic Neglected Tropical Diseases: Friends or Foes?

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens public health systems worldwide, both in developed and developing countries. The authors of this article discuss various effects of the pandemic on the status of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). COVID-19 will be a public health issue for an extended period. COVID-19 presented several […]

NA N342K Mutation Enhances the Pathogenicity of Influenza B Virus in Mice

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Influenza B virus is a significant respiratory pathogen responsible for seasonal influenza. In recent years the B/Yamagata lineage has demonstrated a rapid increase, predominantly featuring the neuraminidase (NA)N342K mutation. This study determined the impact of the NAN342K mutation on the pathogenicity of influenza B virus and elucidate the underlying […]

Candida haemulonii Species Complex: Emerging Fungal Pathogens of the Metschnikowiaceae Clade

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Candida species, the most common fungal pathogens affecting humans, cause not only superficial infections but also life-threatening invasive infections, particularly in immunocompromised individuals. Although Candida albicans remains the most frequent cause of candidiasis, infections caused by non-albicans Candida species have been increasingly reported in clinical settings over the past two decades. […]

The Threat of Cholera in Africa

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. A multi-country cholera outbreak has occurred in several developing countries in Africa, Asia and Oceania since mid-2021. The current multi-country cholera outbreak has spread primarily in Africa. As of February 2023, cholera cases have been reported in approximately 25 countries, 15 (60%) of which are in sub-Saharan […]

Optimizing the Use of Solid-Phase Reversible Immobilization Beads for High-Throughput Full-Length 16S rDNA Sequencing Library Construction

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.   Solid-phase reversible immobilization (SPRI) beads are widely used for high-throughput sequencing library construction to purify and recover nucleic acids. This article investigates the effects of SPRI bead ratio, incubation time, and elution time on nucleic acid recovery during full-length 16S rDNA high-throughput sequencing library construction. The effects […]

Rapid and Visual Detection of Monkey B Virus Based on Recombinase Polymerase Amplification

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  Monkey B virus (BV) infection in humans and other macaque species has a mortality rate of approximately 80%. Because BV infects humans through bites, scratches, and other injuries inflicted by macaques, the simple and rapid diagnosis of BV in field laboratories is of great importance to protect […]