Spotlight on January issue of Transactions

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

The January issue of Transactions is dedicated to foodborne trematodes, guest-edited by Trevor N. Petney, Paiboon Sithithaworn, Ross H. Andrew and  Joanne P. Webster. The issue combines a series of reviews on current research directions, as well as presenting original research and new research methodologies.

Understanding the complex population biology, transmission ecology, evolution and pathology of multi-host parasites is one of the major challenges of biomedical sciences for the 21st century and the foodborne trematodes are perhaps the most neglected of all the neglected tropical parasites. The papers in this issue of Transactions highlight two major aspects of the foodborne trematode research: that they are of very considerable public health and veterinary importance and that, in spite of the growing list of publications dealing with them, a great deal of work, including basic taxonomy, epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical management and pathology, remains to be done.

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