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Thematic series: Control strategy and case management of human brucellosis

Guest edited by David O’Callaghan, Jun-Xia Song, Adrian M. Whatmore, Caterina Guzmán Verri, and Xiao-Nong Zhou

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Brucellosis is a widespread zoonosis mainly transmitted from cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and camels through direct contact with blood, placenta, fetuses or uterine secretions, or through consumption of contaminated raw animal products. In endemic areas, human brucellosis has serious public health consequences. It is a disease of poverty, a huge socioeconomic cost not only occurred when livestock infected with bacteria of the genus Brucella, but also as human brucellosis that starts as a debilitating acute infection and can become chronic with many complications.

In most countries, brucellosis is a notifiable disease. Control of brucellosis requires a ‘One Health’ strategy. Animal and human health must work together to prevent human infection by raising awareness, food-safety measures, occupational hygiene and laboratory safety, and good performance of surveillance in human and animal populations. We need to develop better tools to be used in control programmes, efficient and safe vaccines, and diagnostic tests with high specificity and sensitivity that will be accessible to low income countries.

Given the importance of Brucellosis, the journal of Infectious Diseases of Poverty is launching a new Thematic Series entitled Control strategy and case management of human brucellosis. The Series will cover a wide range of research interests ranging from animal-human transmission, intervention and case management, diagnostics and veterinary/human medicine, strain identification and molecular epidemiology. Various article types are welcome, including Scoping Review, Research Article, Case Report, Case Study, Commentary, Letter to the Editor, Opinion, Short Reports, and Study Protocol. Manuscripts submitted to this Thematic Series will be published once approved by peer review.

Submission instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Infectious Diseases of Poverty.

The complete manuscript should be submitted through the submission system.

To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series, please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission.

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