Epidemiological and laboratory investigation of a zoonotic anthrax outbreak in Ngenge Kween district, Uganda in 2018

Background: Anthrax continues to be a high priority pathogen in Uganda because of its potential for severe economic harm to livestock and humans. It is distributed globally and remains enzootic in many regions of the world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Central and South America (WHO, 2008).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0624 Source Type: research

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Background: Anthrax is a zoonotic infection caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis. Humans acquire cutaneous infection through contact with infected animals or animal products. During May 2018, a sub-country chief in Kiruhura District received reports of humans with suspected cutaneous anthrax occurring subsequent to the sudden death of three cows on a farm on May 6. The human patients had reportedly participated in the butchery and consumption of meat from the dead cows; specimens from the animal carcasses tested positive for B.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0588 Source Type: research
Anthrax, a zoonotic disease is caused by the Gram positive bacterium Bacillus anthracis. During January 2013, an anthrax outbreak among cattle was reported in Gundlupet Taluk, neighboring Bandipur National Park a...
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Conclusions: Rainfall induced cycling of pH and calcium in soils plays a plausible role in amplifying spore load and persistence in endemic anthrax zones. Observed evidence of B. anthracis favoring soil alkalinity and high soil calcium levels in the environment were linked to physiological conditions that promote bacterial growth, survival, toxin secretion and spore formation; illustrating the utility of bringing laboratory-based (controlled) microbiology experiments into the fold of zoonotic disease ecology.
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We describe a recent anthrax outbreak involving two cows from the same herd. ...
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This study also provides preliminary survey results regarding the population diversity ofB.anthracis in China, which will help promote the prevention and control of this important disease.
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Anthrax, the zoonotic disease caused by the gram-positive bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is nowadays rare in northern parts of Europe including Finland and Scandinavia. Only two minor outbreaks of anthrax in 1988 ...
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Anthrax is a serious infectious disease caused by bacteria known asBacillus anthracis. Anthrax-contaminated spores can be found naturally in soil and they commonly affect domestic and wild animals around the world. Although rare in the United States, people can get sick with anthrax if they come in contact with infected animals or contaminated animal products.CDC researchers have developed a lateral flow immunoassay using monoclonal antibodies againstBacillus anthracis toxin and its components, lethal factor (LF) and protective antigen (PA). These antibodies have been screened and optimized into anti-LF and anti-PA pairs, ...
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James McGrane, FAO ECTAD Indonesia Team Leader, at his office in Jakarta. Credit: Kanis Dursin/IPSBy Kanis DursinJAKARTA, Indonesia, Jul 10 2017 (IPS)Poultry farmer Bambang Sutrisno Setiawan had long heard about biosecurity but never gave serious thought to it, even when the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 forced him to cull thousands of his layer chickens in 2003 and 2009.Eighteen years into the business, however, Bambang, who is called Ilung by friends, is now converting his second farm into a three-zone biosecurity poultry with a strong conviction that it is the only way to save his business amid continued threat...
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ConclusionsIt was deduced that the anthrax outbreak occurred in Shaanxi province, China in 2015 was a local occurrence.
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Anthrax is an important health problem that can cause lethal outbreaks. Therefore, one should think about anthrax when faced with a patient with history of animal contact that has a painless ulcer with edema and/or vesicles, especially in endemic countries like Turkey. PMID: 27966316 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Journals (General) Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
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