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Mathematical Modeling of Parasitic Diseases

Call for Papers

Parasitic diseases are present worldwide but affect primarily impoverished nations undergoing rapid urbanization. Many human parasites are transmitted through the environment, such as water, food, or untreated sewage, while others are transmitted by vectors, such as insects, ticks, or bugs. Some of these diseases are associated with high mortality while others lead to chronic conditions with huge morbidity. Mathematical modeling provides the study of parasitic diseases with valuable tools to explain the dynamics of the disease in individual hosts, populations, or communities and to assess alternative control measures

We invite investigators to contribute original articles, as well as review articles, evidencing the role of mathematical modeling in parasitic diseases control, including elimination and eradication. We are particularly interested in articles describing mathematical models related to vector, to etiologic agent, and to human populations at risk. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Transmission dynamics of parasitic diseases and the role of biotic or abiotic factors
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis of public health strategies, including prophylactic, therapeutic, environmental, and social measures
  • Population dynamics of human disease vectors and evaluation of vector control strategies, including mechanical, chemical, and biological interventions
  • Elimination and eradication of parasitic diseases, especially malaria

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/epidemiology/parad/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 6 June 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 5 September 2014
Publication DateFriday, 28 November 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Natal Santos da Silva, Post-Graduation Department, Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto and Medicine College, União das Faculdades dos Grandes Lagos, São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil

Guest Editors

  • Gabriela Gomes, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal
  • Neal Alexander, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM), Cali, Colombia
  • Lisa J. White, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, 420/6 Rajvithi Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand