Pok émon Go and Exposure to Mosquito-Borne Diseases: How Not to Catch ‘Em All

In conclusion, as millions of people continue to explore augmented reality games such as Pokémon Go each day, it will be important for public health officials and others to think creatively about how to minimize risks and maximize opportunities associated with this fundamentally new and distinct activity. Competing Interest Statement The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Ethics Statement The individuals in this manuscript have given written informed consent (as outlined in PLOS consent form) to publish these case details. Corresponding Author Rachel Oidtman, E-mail: roidtman@nd.edu Alex Perkins, E-mail: taperkins@nd.edu Data Availability Statement Data provided by: https://mapokemon.com from Alexander Wigmore
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Authors: Dietrich DE, Bode L, Spannhuth CW, Hecker H, Ludwig H, Emrich HM Abstract BACKGROUND: Whether Borna disease virus (BDV-1) is a human pathogen remained controversial until recent encephalitis cases showed BDV-1 infection could even be deadly. This called to mind previous evidence for an infectious contribution of BDV-1 to mental disorders. Pilot open trials suggested that BDV-1 infected depressed patients benefitted from antiviral therapy with a licensed drug (amantadine) which also tested sensitive in vitro. Here, we designed a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial (RCT) which cross-lin...
Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: BMC Pharmacol Toxicol Source Type: research
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Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Scand J Occup Ther Source Type: research
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