The environment, epidemics, and human health

Environ Res. 2022 Nov;214(Pt 2):113931. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.113931. Epub 2022 Jul 31.


In this editorial piece, the Editors of the Virtual Special Issue (VSI) "The environment, epidemics, and human health" comment on the papers accepted for publication, which were selected after peer-reviewing among all those manuscripts submitted to the Special Issue. In view of the title of the VSI, it is clear that its aim goes beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, trying to explore relations among environmental aspects, any kind of epidemics, and human health. However, COVID-19 is still hitting as a global and current main issue, causing that manuscripts dealing with this disease and the SARS-CoV-2 virus are of high relevance in the whole set of research papers published.

Keywords: Environment; Epidemics; Pandemics; Pathogenic microorganisms; Virus.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19* / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • SARS-CoV-2*