Babesia odocoilei and zoonotic pathogens identified from Ixodes scapularis ticks in southern Ontario, Canada
Publication date: Available online 27 February 2019Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Ellie L. Milnes, Grace Thornton, Alexandre N. Léveillé, Pauline Delnatte, John R. Barta, Dale A. Smith, Nicole NemethAbstractCervid babesiosis, caused by the protozoan hemoparasite Babesia odocoilei and transmitted by the blacklegged tick Ixodes scapularis, is an emerging disease of Canadian cervids. This pathogen has not yet been described in humans. Data are lacking on the role of migratory birds in the adventitious spread of Ba. odocoilei-infected ticks, as well as on the infection status of I. scapularis in environments used by susceptible wildlife hosts. Following a high-mortality outbreak of cervid babesiosis at the Toronto Zoo [TZ], the present study was initiated to investigate Ba. odocoilei and other tick-borne pathogens of veterinary and public health importance (Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto (s.s.), Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Borrelia miyamotoi, and Babesia microti) in I. scapularis at three sites in southern Ontario, Canada. Blanket dragging for questing ticks yielded I. scapularis from the three sites evaluated: TZ, Point Pelee National Park, and LPBO. Babesia odocoilei was identified in I. scapularis collected by dragging at the TZ and at Long Point Bird Observatory [LPBO]. Borrelia burgdorferi s.s. was identified in I. scapularis at all three sites. Anaplasma phagocytophilum was identified in I. scapularis collected from the TZ. During the sprin...
Publication date: Available online 22 September 2020Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Yukiko Asada, Michel Grignon, Jeremiah Hurley, Susan Kirkland
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Publication date: October 2020Source: American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 48, Issue 10Author(s): Justin J. Kim, KC Coffey, Daniel J. Morgan, Mary-Claire Roghmann
Publication date: Available online 22 September 2020Source: Canadian Journal of DiabetesAuthor(s): Fried L, Chetty T, Cross D, Breen L, Davis E, Roby H, Jackiewicz T, Nicholas J, Jones T
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If you ask health care providers about the most challenging condition to treat, chronic pain is mentioned frequently. By its nature, chronic pain is a complex and multidimensional experience. Pain perception is affected by our unique biology, our mood, our social environment, and past experiences. If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic pain, you already know the heavy burden. People are looking for novel, nonaddictive ways to treat pain Given the ongoing challenges of chronic pain management coupled with the consequences of the opioid epidemic, pain management practitioners and their patients are searching for eff...
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Seungeun Han, Graham J. Hickling, Nicholas H. Ogden, Howard S. Ginsberg, Vishvapali Kobbekaduwa, Eric L. Rulison, Lorenza Beati, Jean I. Tsao
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