A new Borrelia on the block: Borrelia miyamotoi - a human health risk?

ConclusionsWith co-infection of tick-borne pathogens being commonplace, diagnostic improvements remain important. Developing in vivo models might allow more insight into human pathogenesis. Continued ecological and human case studies are key to better epidemiological understanding, guiding intervention strategies. PMID: 31064634 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

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The objective of this study was to characterize AKI in dogs with babesiosis caused by Babesia rossi at presentation and after treatment. Thirty-five client-owned dogs with B. rossi infection and 10 control dogs were included in this prospective observational study. Blood and urine were collected in Babesia-infected dogs at presentation (T0, n = 35), after 24 hours (T24h, n = 11), and after 1 month (T1m, n = 9). The following urinary kidney injury biomarkers were assessed: urinary protein to creatinine ratio (UPC), urinary glomerular injury biomarkers (immunoglobulin G (uIgG)...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
LYME disease is a bacterial infection which could lead to severe physical and mental problems if not diagnosed at an early stage. Spotting the early warning signs will ensure prompt treatment and noticing this peculiar feeling in the head could mean you're at risk.
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In this study, we report that analysis of the existing dataset transcriptome of blood immune cells of patients with influenza A virus (IAV) infection and after recovery (GSE108807) identified a novel lncRNA, termed as IVRPIE (Inhibiting IAVReplication by Promoting IFN and ISGs Expression), was involved in antiviral innate immunity. In vitro studies showed that IVRPIE was significantly upregulated in A549 cells after IAV infection. Gain-and-loss of function experiments displayed that enforced IVRPIE expression significantly inhibited IAV replication in A549 cells. Conversely, silencing IVRPIE promoted IAV replication. Furth...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: A point-of-care PCR panel improved patient care by providing an accurate diagnosis and shortened appointment duration.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
LYME disease is a bacterial infection which could lead to severe physical and mental problems if not diagnosed at an early stage. Spotting the early warning signs will ensure prompt treatment and noticing this peculiar feeling in the head could mean you're at risk.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Influenza activity is still high and rose again during the week ending February 8, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
ConclusionThe six paradigmatic examples described in this manuscript show that availability of laboratory resources may considerably catalyze the demand, thus underscoring that inappropriate use of laboratory resources may be commonplace in routine laboratories all across Europe and most probably beyond. They also demonstrate that the application of simple strategies may assist in overcoming this issue. We believe that laboratory specialists need to refocus on the extra-analytical parts of the testing process and engage more in interdisciplinary patient-care.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Artificial Intelligence in MedicineAuthor(s): Fernando Jiménez, José Palma, Gracia Sánchez, David Marín, Francisco Palacios, M.D, Lucía López, M.DAbstractAntimicrobial resistance has become one of the most important health problems and global action plans have been proposed globally. Prevention plays a key role in these actions plan and, in this context, we propose the use of Artificial Intelligence, specifically Time Series Forecasting techniques, for predicting future outbreaks of Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aereu...
Source: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine - Category: Bioinformatics Source Type: research
The emergence of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus was reported in Wenshan City, southwestern China in 2017. The study describes the epidemiological and virological features of the outbreak an...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Viruses, Vol. 12, Pages 232: Characterization of Experimental Oro-Nasal Inoculation of Seba’s Short-Tailed Bats (Carollia perspicillata) with Bat Influenza A Virus H18N11 Viruses doi: 10.3390/v12020232 Authors: Gorka Schinköthe Ulrich Ciminski Schwemmle Beer Hoffmann In 2012 and 2013, the genomic sequences of two novel influenza A virus (IAV) subtypes, designated H17N10 and H18N11, were identified via next-generation sequencing in the feces of the little yellow-shouldered fruit bat (Sturnira lilium) and the flat-faced fruit-eating bat (Artibeus planirostris), respectively. The pathogen...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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