Special Issue "Public Health Emergencies and Threats: From Vaccine Efficacy to Antimicrobial Resistance"

A special issue of Biologics (ISSN 2673-8449). This special issue belongs to the section "Biologics in Respiratory Diseases".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Marco Montalti
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, 401261 Bologna, Italy
Interests: public health; infectious diseases; vaccination; vaccine hesitancy (VH); antimicrobial resistance (AMR); multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs); communicable diseases
Prof. Dr. Davide Gori
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has highlighted how public health and global health research is now more crucial than ever. The WHO itself in 2019 listed both vaccine hesitancy and multidrug-resistant organisms, together with climate change and communicable diseases (HIV, Ebola, Dengue), among its 10 current threats to global health. 1.5 million lives could be saved each year by achieving optimal vaccination coverage, and even more worrying are the WHO predictions that in 2050 we could reach 10 million deaths/year due to antimicrobial resistance.

Given the need to increase scientific knowledge in these areas, in this Special Issue of Biologics we are inviting manuscripts on all aspects of public health emergencies and threats. These may be inherent to bacterial/viral vaccines (safety, efficacy, effectiveness, vaccine hesitancy/confidence) or antimicrobial resistance (diagnostics, therapies, surveillance, response) but not limited to these. The call is open to both research articles and reviews.

Dr. Marco Montalti
Prof. Dr. Davide Gori
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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  • public health emergencies
  • public health threats
  • infectious diseases
  • vaccination
  • vaccine hesitancy (VH)
  • antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs)
  • communicable diseases

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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