Anthrax is killing wildlife, and it's putting humans at risk, too

A suspected anthrax outbreak is raising alarm at Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya after the sudden deaths of 10 buffalo since last month, and officials are working to make sure the outbreak doesn't put humans at risk.
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This study was supported by the Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness Ziona, Israel. Conflict of Interest Statement The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. Acknowledgments We thank Dr. Vered Caspi (Ben-Gurion University) for assisting with the bioinformatics and statistical analyses of the Agilent DNA microarray results. Supplementary Material The Supplementary Material for this article can be found online at:
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Research ArticlesJ. L. HU, L. L. CUI, C. J. BAO, Z. M. TAN, S. RUTHERFORD, L. YING, M. L. ZHANG, F. C. ZHU,Epidemiology&Infection,Volume 144 Issue 12, pp 2672-2678Abstract
Source: Epidemiology and Infection - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: A brief checklist covering symptoms and signs can distinguish anthrax from other conditions with minimal need for diagnostic testing after known or suspected population exposure. Primary Funding Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. PMID: 30884525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Government has warned livestock farmers in the country of an Anthrax outbreak scare recently reported in Momba district located in the Songwe region of Tanzania.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[The Herald] An outbreak of anthrax has affected eight people in Zvimba district after they ate meat from a cow that had died of the disease.
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This study also provides preliminary survey results regarding the population diversity ofB.anthracis in China, which will help promote the prevention and control of this important disease.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Anthrax is a fatal infectious disease which can affect animals and humans alike. Anthrax outbreaks occur periodically in animals, and they are of particular concern in herbivores, due to substantial economic consequences associated with animal death. The purpose of this study is to develop optimal control interventions that focus on vaccinating susceptible animals and/or removing infected carcasses. Our mathematical goal is to minimize the infectious animal population while reducing the cost of interventions. Optimal control interventions are derived theoretically, and numerical results with conclusions a...
Source: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology - Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Tags: Bull Math Biol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 October 2018Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): Martha I. Nelson, James O. Lloyd-Smith, Lone Simonsen, Andrew Rambaut, Edward C. Holmes, Gerardo Chowell, Mark A. Miller, David J. Spiro, Bryan Grenfell, Cécile ViboudAbstractDue to a combination of ecological, political, and demographic factors, the emergence of novel pathogens has been increasingly observed in animals and humans in recent decades. Enhancing global capacity to study and interpret infectious disease surveillance data, and to develop data-driven computational models to guide policy, represents one of the most cost-effective...
Source: Epidemics - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Anthrax, the zoonotic disease caused by the gram-positive bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is nowadays rare in northern parts of Europe including Finland and Scandinavia. Only two minor outbreaks of anthrax in 1988 ...
Source: BMC Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Abstract Epidemiologic data indicate a global distribution of anthrax outbreaks associated with certain ecosystems that promote survival and viability of Bacillus anthracis spores. Here, we characterized three anthrax outbreaks involving humans, livestock, and wildlife that occurred in the same locality in Kenya between 2014 and 2017. Clinical and epidemiologic data on the outbreaks were collected using active case finding and review of human, livestock, and wildlife health records. Information on temporal and spatial distribution of prior outbreaks in the area was collected using participatory epidemiology. The 2...
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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