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(National Science Foundation) West Nile virus, Lyme disease and hantavirus. All are infectious diseases spreading in animals and in people. Is human interaction with the environment somehow responsible for the increase in these diseases?
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

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Publication date: 22–28 September 2018Source: The Lancet, Volume 392, Issue 10152Author(s): Talha Burki
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
(Institut Pasteur) Lyme borreliosis is a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia that are transmitted by a bite from a tick of the genus Ixodes. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur found evidence of rapid bacterial transmission following a bite, with infection occurring within 24 hours of an adult tick bite. This is a timely reminder of the importance of removing ticks as soon as possible after being bitten to prevent infection.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
AbstractHantaviruses (orderBunyavirales, familyHantaviridae), known as important zoonotic human pathogens, possess the capacity to exchange genome segments via genetic reassortment due to their tri-segmented genome. Although not as frequent as in the arthropod-borne bunyaviruses, reports indicating reassortment events in the evolution of hantaviruses have been recently accumulating. The intra- and inter-lineage reassortment between closely related variants has been repeatedly reported for several hantaviruses including the rodent-borne human pathogens such as Sin Nombre virus, Puumala virus, Dobrava-Belgrade virus, or Hant...
Source: Virus Genes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
PMID: 30231164 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo Source Type: research
This article discusses case examples showing the wide range of symptoms and presentations that are possible with babesiosis.
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: TICK-BORNE INFECTION Source Type: research
Delusional infestation is the conviction that one is infested with pathogens – either animate or inanimate - despite medical or microbiologic evidence to the contrary. Infestation with inanimate pathogens, specifically fibers or filaments, has been controversially termed Morgellons disease by the patients themselves, who believe that this is not a psychiatric disease but r ather a new organic condition or a skin manifestation of an infection, such as Lyme disease. A large-scale study by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on patients presenting with Morgellons symptoms did not find evidence of fibers ...
Source: Clinics in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2018Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): Melanie Walter, Katharina Brugger, Franz RubelAbstractThe Usutu virus (USUV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus closely related to the better known West Nile virus, and it can cause mass mortalities of song birds. In the present paper, a dataset of georeferenced locations of USUV-positive birds was compiled and then used to map the geographical distribution of suitable USUV habitats in Central Europe. Six habitat models, comprising BIOCLIM, DOMAIN, maximum entropy model (MAXENT), generalized linear model (GLM), boosted regressi...
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
  We have known for more than half a century that the earth is heating up and scientists have long foretold the consequences. Yet in these same decades, the earth’s population has increased dramatically; the demand for convenience, quality of life, and consumer goods has expanded; energy consumption and CO2 emissions have skyrocketed; and we are living in the hottest climate on record. So why aren’t we doing more to stop this catastrophe? One way to answer this question is by contrasting our inertia with the successful response to another public health crisis: the AIDS epidemic. Act Up, the political movem...
Source: Academic Medicine Blog - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Featured Guest Perspective climate change medical education medical students physicians Source Type: blogs
Tomas Strandin, Satu M äkelä, Jukka Mustonen, Antti Vaheri
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ute;rez MAR Abstract A clinical, serological, and molecular investigation was performed to determine the presence of dengue virus (DENV) and other flaviviruses among residents of the city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, on the Mexico-U.S. border in 2014-2016. The sample population consisted of 2,355 patients with suspected dengue, in addition to 346 asymptomatic individuals recruited during a household-based epidemiological investigation designed to identify flavivirus seroconversions. Sera were collected from patients with suspected dengue in the acute phase of illness and from asymptomatic individuals at enrollment and ...
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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