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Scorpion Venom

PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES

This call for papers aims to highlight the breadth of scorpion envenoming within neglected populations. We welcome submissions including articles that deal with epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic, economical, social science or public policy studies in resource-poor locations. Submission deadline, November 15 2022.

Nov 15 2022
GUEST EDITOR

Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro
Universidade do Estado do Amazonas

Visiting communities and speaking with professionals working in health facilities in remote areas of the Amazon, we hear many stories of severe cases and deaths from animal bites and stings. This must occur in poor regions all around the world. Scorpion stings and other arthropod envenomations are very common, but underreported. Our mission as researchers must be to unravel their burden and produce evidence for their control and treatment. I am very excited and curious to read contributions from authors across the globe on this very important topic.
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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases define neglected tropical diseases as poverty-promoting infectious diseases that primarily occur in rural areas and poor urban areas of low-income and middle-income countries, but can also affect specific communities within high-income countries. Their impact on child health and development, pregnancy, and worker productivity, as well as their stigmatizing features, prevent equity and economic stability. Scorpion sting envenoming shares many of these features characterizing it as a neglected tropical disease where it disproportionately affects families in resource-poor regions of the world, which usually lack access to medical facilities and treatment.

This call for papers aims to highlight the breadth of scorpion envenoming within neglected populations. We welcome submissions including articles that deal with epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic, economical, social science or public policy studies in resource-poor locations.

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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is dedicated to research that addresses the neglected, the forgotten, and the under-resourced, in order to improve the health and prosperity of all the world’s people. We work alongside researchers spanning every continent who are deeply rooted in under-resourced communities. We amplify their voices through Open Access and Open Science practices to make this knowledge accessible and inspire greater change far beyond immediate borders.

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