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Thematic Issue: Pertussis

Pathogens and Disease has published a thematic issue on pertussis, guest edited by Dr. Nicholas Carbonetti. Read now

Thematic Issue: Biosecurity

This thematic issue on Biosecurity highlights the technologies, pathogens, and scope of work being carried out in high containment laboratories. Read now.  

Featured Articles

A brief history of prions​
A fascinating tale of the journey that led to the discovery of infectious proteins in a new class of pathogens. More 


Non-haemolytic and non-pigmented group b streptococcus, an infrequent cause of early onset neonatal sepsis
GBS haemolysin is a key virulence factor; analysis of blood cultures for non-haemolytic strains suggests that non-haemolytic GBS seldom cause early onset neonatal infection. More ►


Potential role of autophagy in the bactericidal activity of human PMNs for Bacillus anthracis
Human neutrophils kill Bacillus anthracis by an autophagic mechanism. More ►


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Archive Content

Pathogens and Disease previously published under the title FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology. As such, volumes 7 (1993) through to 66 (2012) can be accessed via the FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology archive here. Content prior to 1993 was published under the original title,  FEMS Microbiology Immunology. Archive content from this original title is available here.

OUP Ebola Campaign

In response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, Oxford University Press has made more than 50 articles from leading journals, including Pathogens and Disease, and online resources freely accessible to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others working on the containment, treatment, and prevention of Ebola hemorrhagic fever.
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European Antibiotic Awareness Day

Mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day with a collection of papers from all five FEMS Journals, the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Oxford University Press' books. Articles are freely available until 18 February 2016.

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Virtual Issue

A Proteomics View at Pathogenicity
Proteomics, the large scale study of the complete complement of proteins of an organism (or a subcellular fraction thereof) have recently evolved to highly sensitive mass-spectrometry-based analyses...

To mark the 14th International Conference on Pseudomonas, FEMS has published a Virtual Thematic Issue across four FEMS journals.

Thematic Issue: Chlamydia

 Read the latest thematic issue New insights into Chlamydia: from genes to diseases in humans and animals online now.


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