Special Issues

Special Issues are flexible collections of articles, that have a common topic. The articles may be published in various monthly issues.

Hygiene in Healthcare

This special issue is about hygiene in healthcare.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are commonly spread via sexual contact and have a major impact on sexual, reproductive and neonatal health, but can also cause disastrous and life-threatening complications if left untreated. In addition to this personal burden, STIs also represent a socioeconomic problem, deriving in treatment costs of tremendous proportions. With this Special Issue, Microbial Cell compiles a series of articles that focus on the eight major STIs: (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, human papilloma virus, herpes simplex virus, hepatitis B virus, and human immunodeficiency virus). Thereby all relevant features of each infection are covered: (i) etiology, transmission and protection; (ii) pathology/symptomatology; (iii) epidemiology, incidence and prevalence; (iv) treatment and curability; and (v) molecular mechanisms of infection.

The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease

This special issue is about the human microbiome in health and disease.

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