Special Issue "Influenza as a Problem of Public Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Aneta Nitsch-Osuch
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Guest Editor
Department of Social Medicine and Public Health, Medical University of Warsaw, 03 242 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: infectious diseases epidemiology; influenza; pertussis; antibiotic policy; vaccines

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are organizing a Special Issue to bring together research presenting interdisciplinary aspects of influenza as a problem of public health in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph

Influenza is an acute infectious disease that occurs seasonally, but also has a pandemic potential. According to WHO estimations, each year 5–10% of the adult and 10–20% of the pediatric global population are infected by influenza viruses, and up to 600,000 deaths related to influenza can be expected. Influenza incidence is high in children, but the highest risk of serious and complicated disease is observed in seniors, pregnant women, and patients with chronic diseases. The burden of influenza is often unrecognized, while direct and indirect costs of the disease are underestimated. Although influenza vaccine is recommended for all who want to avoid the disease, vaccine coverage rates in many countries are below expected values.

This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to understanding influenza as an infectious disease which may have a spectacular impact not only on individual patients but also (or potentially mainly) on public health. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possible topics for papers submitted to this Issue.

Prof. Dr. Aneta Nitsch-Osuch
Guest Editor

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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2300 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.


  • influenza
  • public health
  • vaccine
  • epidemiology
  • prevention
  • costs
  • treatment
  • diagnosis
  • complications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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