Classification of patients referred under suspicion of tick-borne diseases, Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Rosa M.M. Gynthersen, Malte M. Tetens, Mathilde Ørbæk, Rasmus Haahr, Viktoria Fana, Klaus Hansen, Helene Mens, Åse Bengård Andersen, Anne-Mette Lebech
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research

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AbstractThe emergence of tick-borne diseases has been reported as a serious problem in public health worldwide and many aspects of its epidemiology and effects on the health of its hosts are unclear. We aimed to perform an epidemiological study of tick-borne zoonoticRickettsia,Borrelia, and Anaplasmataceae in horses from Midwestern Brazil. We also evaluated whetherBorrelia spp. and Anaplasmataceae may be associated with hematological disorders in the sampled animals. Blood and serum samples as well as ticks were collected from 262 horses. Serum samples were used to perform serological tests, and hematological analyses were...
Source: Tropical Animal Health and Production - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
We describe an autochthonous case of Rickettsia slovaca infection in a man 35 years of age from Russia who had tickborne lymphadenopathy. We used ELISA and quantitative PCR testing to further identify DNA and confirm diagnosis. Physicians in Russia should consider similar diseases in differential diagnoses after tick bites.PMID:34546169 | DOI:10.3201/eid2710.204621
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Rhipicephalus microplus, a vector that can transmit many pathogens to humans and domestic animals, is widely distributed in Yunnan province, China. However, few reports on the prevalence of tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) in Rh. microplus in Yunnan are available. The aim of this study was to detect TBPs in Rh. microplus in Yunnan and to analyze the phylogenetic characterization of TBPs detected in these ticks. The adult Rh. microplus (n = 516) feeding on cattle were collected. The pooled DNA samples of these ticks were evaluated using metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) and then TBPs in individual ticks were identifi...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Anesth Pain Med. 2021 Jun 26;11(3):e113629. doi: 10.5812/aapm.113629. eCollection 2021 Jun.ABSTRACTThis is a comprehensive literature review of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). We provide a description of the background, etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management regarding CFS. CFS is a multifaceted illness that has many symptoms and a wide array of clinical presentations. As of recent, CFS has been merged with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Much of the difficulty in its management has stemmed from a lack of a concrete understanding of its etiology and pathogenesis. There is a potential association between dysfuncti...
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This article reviews the most common tick-borne infections in the US, including epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. [Pediatr Ann. 2021;50(9):e350-e355.].PMID:34542342 | DOI:10.3928/19382359-20210825-01
Source: Pediatric Annals - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
owotny Cavalleri The emergence of West Nile virus (WNV) and Usutu virus (USUV) in addition to the autochthonous tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) in Europe causes rising concern for public and animal health. The first equine case of West Nile neuroinvasive disease in Austria was diagnosed in 2016. As a consequence, a cross-sectional seroprevalence study was conducted in 2017, including 348 equids from eastern Austria. Serum samples reactive by ELISA for either flavivirus immunoglobulin G or M were further analyzed with the plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT-80) to identify the specific etiologic agent. Ne...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
In this study, 22 dogs naturally infected with Babesia canis and 12 healthy dogs were included. Untargeted metabolomics approach identified 601 features with a differential abundance between the healthy group and groups of dogs with babesiosis and different level of kidney function, with 27 of them identified as a match to known standards; while targeted approach identified 17 metabolites with significantly different concentrations between the groups. A pattern of significantly altered metabolites referring to the inflammatory host response, oxidative stress, and energy metabolism modulation in babesiosis was presented. Ou...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In this study, we cloned, expressed, and purified B. microti PYK I (BmPYKI). Western blotting illustrated that anti-rBmPYKI antibody could specifically recognize the native BmPYKI protein in the lysate of B. microti with a 54-kDa band, which is consistent with the predicted size. In addition, the enzymatic activity of the purified recombinant PYKI (rPYKI) was tested under a range of pH values. The results showed that the maximum catalytic activity could be achieved at pH 7.0. The saturation curves for substrates demonstrated that the Km value for PEP was 0.655 ± 0.117 mM and that for ADP was 0.388 ± 0.087 mM....
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
In conclusion, this study provides reference data for guiding the development of prevention and control strategies targeting ticks and tick-borne diseases in the region, which can improve the effectiveness of tick and tick-borne disease control.
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