Special Issue "One Health Strategy: Human Health and Environment in the Third Millennium"

A special issue of Hygiene (ISSN 2673-947X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Antonella De Donno
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Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: public health; environmental health; epidemiology; water, air and food pollution
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Dr. Tiziana Grassi
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Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Interests: environmental hazards; environmental risk assessment
Dr. Francesca Serio
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Laboratory of Hygiene, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technology University of Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: agri-food quality; food safety; applied hygiene; public health; food hygiene; environmental sustainability
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The destruction of ecosystems has rapidly and radically transformed the entire ecosphere and compromised the quality of environmental resources by endangering life itself on earth. The pollution of resources essential for the survival of the human species (air, water, food) has led to a sudden change in the distribution and frequency of infectious and non-infectious diseases. This is a transition in health that requires urgent investigation by the scientific community, in order to understand these new epidemiological scenarios and relevant management strategies.

The One Health strategy is a modern approach based on the integration of different disciplines, and based on the concept that human, animal, plant and ecosystem health are closely related. It is a strategy officially recognized by all international organizations as an important strategy in all sectors that benefit from the collaboration between different disciplines (physicians, veterinarians, environmentalists, economists, sociologists, etc.). Understanding the direct and indirect links between new health emergencies and the environment is a priority objective in the Anthropocene era and the study of ecological transition.

Since the use of an interdisciplinary approach is essential, this Special Issue calls for research on the epidemiology of emerging infectious diseases, the link between environmental sustainability and human health and climate change and management strategies.

So, I would like to invite you to submit manuscripts to this Special Issue in order to tackle issues on environmental and health relations, emerging diseases, and One Health strategy.

Prof. Dr. Antonella De Donno
Dr. Tiziana Grassi
Dr. Francesca Serio
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.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Hygiene is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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