Lyme borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases. Guidelines from the French Scientific Societies (I): prevention, epidemiology, diagnosis.
Lyme borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases. Guidelines from the French Scientific Societies (I): prevention, epidemiology, diagnosis. Med Mal Infect. 2019 May 13;: Authors: Figoni J, Chirouze C, Hansmann Y, Lemogne C, Hentgen V, Saunier A, Bouiller K, Gehanno JF, Rabaud C, Perrot S, Caumes E, Eldin C, de Broucker T, Jaulhac B, Roblot F, Toubiana J, Sellal F, Vuillemet F, Sordet C, Fantin B, Lina G, Gocko X, Dieudonné M, Bodaghi B, Gangneux JP, Degeilh B, Partouche H, Lenormand C, Sotto A, Raffetin A, Monsuez JJ, Michel C, Boulanger N, Cathebras P, Tattevin P, endorsed by scientific societies Abstract Lyme borreliosis is transmitted en France by the tick Ixodes ricinus, endemic in metropolitan France. In the absence of vaccine licensed for use in humans, primary prevention mostly relies on mechanical protection (clothes covering most parts of the body) that may be completed by chemical protection (repulsives). Secondary prevention relies on early detection of ticks after exposure, and mechanical extraction. There is currently no situation in France when prophylactic antibiotics would be recommended. The incidence of Lyme borreliosis in France, estimated through a network of general practitioners (réseau Sentinelles), and nationwide coding system for hospital stays, has not significantly changed between 2009 and 2017, with a mean incidence estimated at 53 cases/100,000 inhabitants/year, leading to 1.3 hospital admission/100,000 inhabitants...
Publication date: October 2020Source: Current Opinion in Virology, Volume 44Author(s): Camila R Fontes-Garfias, Coleman K Baker, Pei-Yong Shi
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2020Source: Advances in Virus ResearchAuthor(s): Zhiqian Ma, Zhiwei Li, Linfang Dong, Ting Yang, Shuqi Xiao
Conclusion: Our data indicating on existence of significant number of asymptomatic reservoirs that assists in prolonged endemicity of the disease. On the other hand, the molecular methods are better alternatives for microscopy especially for monitoring of asymptomatic cases of malaria. PMID: 32595707 [PubMed]
Authors: Lozano-Cuervo R, Espinola-Nadurille M, Restrepo-Martinez M, Rotenberg NK, Pollak TA, Ramirez-Bermudez J PMID: 32593864 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract Pemphigus is a group of autoimmune bullous skin diseases that result in significant morbidity. As for other multifactorial autoimmune disorders, environmental factors may trigger the disease in genetically susceptible individuals. The goals of this review are to summarize the state of knowledge about the genetic variation that may affect the susceptibility and pathogenesis of pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus – both the endemic and the sporadic forms – , to compare and discuss the possible meaning of the associations reported, and to propose recommendations for new research initiatives. Unders...
An experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc showed promise and was found to be safe in an early-stage human trial, the company said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information
This study aimed to evaluate two chemiluminescence platforms, Architect i2000SR and Maglumi 800 for rubella biological diagnosis in Côte d'Ivoire. Blood samples were taken from 113 pregnant women aged 15 to 30 in prenatal care. Samples were analyzed for Rubella IgG detection at the NBTS laboratory on the evaluated platforms and the Cobas e601 used as a reference. The majority of women were in their second trimester of pregnancy. Among them, only 13.3% were vaccinated against rubella. The evaluated platforms showed good precision with coefficients of variation>10%. Regarding analytical performances, sensitivities w...
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