First Molecular Survey on Anaplasma phagocytophilum Revealed High Prevalence in Rural Dogs from Khuzestan Province, Iran.

Conclusion: Molecular prevalence of A. phagocytophilum was noticeably high. It may cause the incidence of disease in human population. PMID: 31543918 [PubMed]
Source: Iranian Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Tags: Iran J Parasitol Source Type: research

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Abstract The genus Anaplasma currently comprises 6 bacterial species mostly pathogenic to animals and/or human, including the zoonotic species Anaplasma phagocytophilum, the causative agent of tick-borne fever (TBF) of ruminants, and of granulocytic anaplasmosis of horses, dogs and human. Recently, novel potentially non-pathogenic strains related to A. phagocytophilum have been identified in Japan, China, and Tunisia. This paper reports the identification, molecular typing, and evolutionary history of novel Anaplasma strains (A. phagocytophilum-like 1 and 2), related to but distinct from A. phagocytophilum in Medi...
Source: Acta Tropica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Acta Trop Source Type: research
Larissa A. Martins1, Camila D. Malossi1†, Maria F. B. de M. Galletti1†, José M. Ribeiro2, André Fujita3, Eliane Esteves4, Francisco B. Costa5, Marcelo B. Labruna5, Sirlei Daffre1 and Andréa C. Fogaça1* 1Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil 2Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD, United States 3Departamento de Ciência da Computação, Instituto de Matemática e Estatística,...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is one of eight zoonoses carried by ticks in Norway (the others are Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Louping ill, Lyme borreliosis, Relapsing fever, Rickettsial spotted fever and Tularemia).  As displayed in the following graphs, rates of human TBE are considerably lower than those of other tick-borne diseases in Norway, and below TBE rates reported by neighboring countries. [1-3]     References: Berger S. Infectious Diseases of Norway, 2019. 387 pages , 138 graphs , 858 references. Gideon e-books,  https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-norway/ Berg...
Source: GIDEON blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology Graphs ProMED Source Type: blogs
This study provides basic knowledge that is necessary to initiate Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) prevention programs in these areas. Ticks were sampled from Wayanad districts of Kerala from domestic animals and identified morphologically. A total of 195 cattle searched, in which 168 (86.15%) cattle were infested with ticks and a total of 3633 ticks comprising three genera and seven species were collected,Rhipicephalus microplus (52.71%) was prevalent species followed byHaemaphysalis bispinosa (16.9%),Rhipicephalus decoloratus (15.77%),Haemaphysalis turturis (11.42%),Rhipicephalus sanguineus (1.32%),Amblyomma integrum (1.15%...
Source: Journal of Parasitic Diseases - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
This study is the first molecular detection of A. phagocytophilum in horses in Korea. Human granulocytic anaplasmosis and animal infection of A. phagocytophilum have been reported in Korea recently. Because of vector tick distribution, global warming, and the increase of the horse industry, horses should be considered as a potential reservoir for A. phagocytophilum, and cross infectivity should be evaluated even though a low prevalence of infection was detected in this study. Furthermore, continuous surveillance and effective control measures for A. phagocytophilum should be established to prevent disease distribution and ...
Source: Korean Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Tags: Korean J Parasitol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 October 2018Source: Veterinary MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Min-Goo Seo, In-Ohk Ouh, Haeseung Lee, Paul John L. Geraldino, Man Hee Rhee, Oh-Deog Kwon, Dongmi KwakAbstractBovine anaplasmosis is a tick-borne, infectious, non-contagious disease caused by Anaplasma marginale, A. centrale, A. bovis, and zoonotic A. phagocytophilum. Recently, Anaplasma capra detected in goats was identified as a novel zoonotic pathogen. To determine whether A. capra can infect bovines, we used PCR to differentially diagnose Anaplasma spp. in 1,219 South Korean cattle by performing multilocus gene typing and restri...
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
ConclusionGiven the asymptomatic nature of some of these zoonoses, there is a high likelihood of silent transmission to humans in many parts of the country, which should be considered a public health concern. Presently, information on the transmission intensity of tick-borne zoonoses caused by pathogens in the Order Rickettsiales and Legionellales to humans and its public health impact in Iran is scanty.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Human granulocytic anaplasmosis is a tick-borne zoonotic disease caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilum, an obligate intracellular granulocytotropic bacterium.
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
This study was designed to investigate the seroprevalence of bovine anaplasmosis in Korea. From 2010 to 2013, blood samples were collected from 568 cattle. Forty animals (7.0%) tested seropositive for Anaplasma spp. by cELISA. Despite that current bovine anaplasmosis seropositivity rate in the Gyeongsangbuk-do is lower than those in tropical countries, anaplasmosis needs to be regarded as a concerning disease. The identification of the specific Anaplasma species infecting cattle in this province requires additional molecular studies. Moreover, further monitoring and control programs for bovine anaplasmosis is required, and...
Source: Korean Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Tags: Korean J Parasitol Source Type: research
This study was conducted to detect A. phagocytophilum and genetically related strains in 764 cattle in South Korea using PCR and restriction fragment length polymorphism assays. APL clade A and A. phagocytophilum were identified in 20 (2.6%) and 16 (2.1%) cattle, respectively, with 16 cattle (2.1%) displaying co-infection. The 16S rRNA sequences of APL clade A were similar (98.3–99.9%) to those clustered in the APL clade A from eastern Asia. The A. phagocytophilum 16S rRNA sequence shared 98.6–100% identity to those of the A. phagocytophilum group. We used PCR to amplify the groEL and msp2 genes from the 20 sam...
Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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