FDA OKs First Tests for Tickborne Parasite in Blood, Plasma FDA OKs First Tests for Tickborne Parasite in Blood, Plasma

The new donor screening tests from Imugen will help reduce risk for transfusion-transmitted babesiosis.FDA Approvals
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Publication date: Available online 12 June 2018 Source:Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases Author(s): Shuo Li, Bobby Goyal, Joseph D. Cooper, Ahmed Abdelbaki, Nishant Gupta, Yogesh Kumar Babesiosis is a relatively common tick-borne parasitic infection of erythrocytes primarily affecting the northeastern United States. Babesiosis’ prevalence and presentation have earned it the monikers “malaria of the northeast” and “Nantucket fever”. Clinical presentation ranges from asymptomatic infection to severe infection including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and disseminated intravascular coagul...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2018 Source:International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife Author(s): Siew-May Loh, Siobhon Egan, Amber Gillett, Peter B. Banks, Una M. Ryan, Peter J. Irwin, Charlotte L. Oskam Natural landscape alterations as a consequence of urbanisation are one of the main drivers in the movements of wildlife into metropolitan and peri-urban areas. Worldwide, these wildlife species are highly adaptable and may be responsible for the transmission of tick-borne pathogens including piroplasms (Babesia, Theileria and Cytauxzoon spp.) that cause piroplasmosis in animals and occasiona...
Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
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This study documented the effectiveness of topoisomerase inhibitors, nitidine chloride (NC) and camptothecin (Cpt), on the growth of Babesia and Theileria parasites. The half maximal inhibitory concentrations (IC50s) against B. bovis, B. bigemina, B. caballi, and T. equi were 1.01 ± 0.2, 5.34 ± 1.0, 0.11 ± 0.03, and 2.05 ± 0.4 μM for NC and 11.67 ± 1.6, 4.00 ± 1.0, 2.07 ± 0.6, and 0.33 ± 0.02 μM for Cpt, respectively. The viability experiment revealed that 4, 10, and 4 μM treatments of NC or 48, 8, and 8 μM treatment...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 April 2018 Source:Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases Author(s): Daniel Benitez, Maria Mesplet, Ignacio Echaide, Susana Torioni de Echaide, Leonhard Schnittger, Monica Florin-Christensen Water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) are raised in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, and act as hosts of Babesia bovis parasites and the tick vector Rhipicephalus microplus. As no clinical cases of B. bovis-infection have been reported, we hypothesized that, unlike bovines, water buffaloes respond asymptomatically to an acute infection. To test this hypothesis, we inoculated two groups of 24-month...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
This study documents the first serological detection of T. equi and B. caballi in horses in the southern area of the Philippines, and their first molecular detection and characterization in the country.
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Babesia microti is an emerging tick-borne pathogen and the causative agent of human babesiosis. Mathematical modeling of the reproductive rate of B. microti indicates that it cannot persist in nature by horizonta...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Abstract Human babesiosis is a tick-borne protozoal disease of increasing clinical significance in North America. Most cases in the eastern and mid-western regions of the United States are reportedly due to Babesia microti infections. By contrast, most human infections reported in California and Washington have been attributed to a new species that was first identified in 1991 and subsequently named Babesia duncani. While the tick vector and mammalian reservoir hosts for B. microti are well characterized, the vector and reservoir hosts for B. duncani are unknown. As a result, specific risk factors for human infect...
Source: The Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: J Parasitol Source Type: research
Piroplasms are unicellular, tick-borne parasites. Among them, during the past decade, an increasing diversity of Babesia spp. has been reported from wild carnivores. On the other hand, despite the known contact o...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Short report Source Type: research
Abstract Babesia is a tick-borne intraerythrocytic parasite that is clinically and diagnostically similar to malaria parasite, conferring risk of misdiagnosis in areas where both parasites are endemic. Data on Babesia in humans in Africa are lacking, despite evidence that it is present in regional animal populations. Samples that were collected in November 2014 to July 2015 in Kilosa district, Tanzania, were evaluated for evidence of malaria and Babesia infection. Clinical data and laboratory samples (i.e., hemoglobin, rapid diagnostic testing [RDT] for malaria, peripheral blood smear, and dried blood spots) from ...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
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