Special Issue "Epidemiology and Surveillance of Foodborne Pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistance"

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanism and Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Georgia Mandilara
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Guest Editor
Department of Public Health Policies, School of Public Health, University of West Attica, 115 21 Athens, Greece
Interests: foodborne diseases; surveillance of foodborne diseases
Dr. Kassiani Mellou
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Guest Editor
National Public Health Organization (Hellenic CDC), Athens, Greece
Interests: epidemiology; surveillance and outbreak investigation of foodborne diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Foodborne pathogens, even after amazing technological progress in the agriculture, livestock and food industry, continue to be a major public health issue, especially due to the increasing antimicrobial resistance in pathogens commonly transmitted by food. Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance bacteria permits the early detection of resistant strains, the identification of outbreaks and the implementation of public health measures. Surveillance data are also important for informing clinical therapy decisions.

WHO has issued guidance for the establishment of integrated surveillance systems of antimicrobial resistance in the foodborne bacteria by taking a One Health approach. Still, there is a diversity of surveillance systems in place and of specific outputs. The present Special Issue aims to address the variability of surveillance methods used (in humans and animals) and to summarize the most recent evidence on the evolution of antimicrobial resistance of foodborne pathogens, such as Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Yersinia enterocolitica, pathogenic Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes. Finally, papers written under the prism of One Health, combining data from different data sources (human, food and animal), are welcomed, in order to have a more holistic view of the resistance of foodborne pathogens in different parts of the food chain. If serious foodborne outbreaks occur during the preparation period of this Special Issue, they are also welcomed to be presented.

Dr. Georgia Mandilara
Dr. Kassiani Mellou
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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Keywords

  • epidemiology and surveillance
  • foodborne pathogens
  • foodborne outbreaks
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • Campylobacter spp.
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • pathogenic Escherichia coli
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • One Health approach

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Dear Colleagues,

Foodborne pathogens, even after amazing technological progress in the agriculture, livestock and food industry, continue to be a major public health issue, especially due to the increasing antimicrobial resistance in pathogens commonly transmitted by food. Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance bacteria permits the early detection of resistant strains, the identification of outbreaks and the implementation of public health measures. Surveillance data are also important for informing clinical therapy decisions.

WHO has issued guidance for the establishment of integrated surveillance systems of antimicrobial resistance in the foodborne bacteria by taking a One Health approach. Still, there is a diversity of surveillance systems in place and of specific outputs. The present Special Issue aims to address the variability of surveillance methods used (in humans and animals) and to summarize the most recent evidence on the evolution of antimicrobial resistance of foodborne pathogens, such as Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp., Yersinia enterocolitica, pathogenic Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes. Finally, papers written under the prism of One Health, combining data from different data sources (human, food and animal), are welcomed, in order to have a more holistic view of the resistance of foodborne pathogens in different parts of the food chain. If serious foodborne outbreaks occur during the preparation period of this Special Issue, they are also welcomed to be presented.

Dr. Georgia Mandilara
Dr. Kassiani Mellou
Guest Editors

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