Stemming the Rising Tide of Ticks and Tickborne Diseases Stemming the Rising Tide of Ticks and Tickborne Diseases

What strategies may help suppress ticks and reduce the risk for infection with tickborne diseases?Emerging Infectious Diseases
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Publication date: July 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s):
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 May 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Emma K. Harris, Kevin S. Brandt, Taylor J. Van Gundy, Irina Goodrich, Gary P. Wormser, Brittany A. Armstrong, Robert D. Gilmore
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): E.V. Naidenova, K.S. Zakharov, M.Y. Kartashov, D.A. Agafonov, A.M. Senichkina, N’Faly Magassouba, I. Nourdine, A.A. Nassour, M.B. Bah, A. Kourouma, S. Boumbali, M.Y. Boiro, S.A. Scherbakova, V.V. Kutyrev, V.G. Dedkov
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Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Wen-Ping Guo, Wei-Fang Tie, Su Meng, Dan Li, Jiang-Li Wang, Luan-Ying Du, Guang-Cheng Xie
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Abstract Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) is a medically important representative of the Flaviviridae family. The TBEV genome encodes a single polyprotein, which is co/post-translationally cleaved into three structural and seven non-structural proteins. Of the non-structural proteins, NS5, contains an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) domain that is highly conserved and is responsible for the genome replication. Screening for potential antivirals was done using a hybrid receptor and ligand-based pharmacophore search likely targeting the RdRp domain. For the identification of pharmacophores, a mixture of smal...
Source: Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Virology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 May 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Franz X. Heinz
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Obesity has dramatically increased over the last 30 years and reaches according to World Health Organization dimensions of a global epidemic. The obesity-associated chronic low-level inflammation contributes to severe comorbidities and directly affects many immune cells leading to immune dysfunction and increased susceptibility to infections. Thus, prophylaxis against vaccine-preventable diseases is crucial, yet the responsiveness to several vaccines is unclear under obesity. In order to assess the responsiveness to tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) vaccine, we revaccinated 37 obese individuals and 36 normal-weight controls wi...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Adriane Suzin, Alexandre Vogliotti, Pablo Henrique Nunes, Amália Regina Mar Barbieri, Marcelo B. Labruna, Matias Pablo Juan Szabó
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Lyme disease (LD) is an increasing public health problem. Current laboratory testing is insensitive in early infection, the stage at which appropriate treatment is most effective in preventing disease sequelae. The Lyme Disease Biobank (LDB) collects samples from individuals with symptoms consistent with early LD presenting with or without erythema migrans (EM) or an annular, expanding skin lesion and uninfected individuals from areas of endemicity. Samples were collected from 550 participants (298 cases and 252 controls) according to institutional review board-approved protocols and shipped to a centralized biorepository....
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Immunoassays Source Type: research
The laboratory diagnosis of Lyme disease relies upon serologic testing. A standard or modified two-tiered testing algorithm is used to enhance the accuracy of antibody detection. However, this approach suffers from a lack of sensitivity in early Lyme disease. Ongoing efforts to develop more sensitive antibody detection technologies and other diagnostic approaches are dependent upon the availability of quality-assured biospecimens linked to reliable clinical data. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Horn et al. (E. J. Horn, G. Dempsey, A. M. Schotthoefer, U. L. Prisco, et al., J Clin Microbiol 58:e00032-2...
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
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