YSPH scientist oversees new guidelines for emerging tick-borne disease

Yale ’s Dr. Peter Krause is among 14 medical and health professionals who have outlined diagnostic and treatment criteria for the emerging disease babesiosis.
Source: Yale Science and Health News - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

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by Benjamin L. Kendall, Jeffrey M. Grabowski, Rebecca Rosenke, Mikayla Pulliam, Daniel R. Long, Dana P. Scott, Danielle K. Offerdahl, Marshall E. Bloom InfectedIxodes scapularis (black-legged tick) transmit a host of serious pathogens via their bites, includingBorrelia burgdorferi,Babesia microti, and tick-borne flaviviruses (TBFVs), such as Powassan virus (POWV). Although the role of femaleI.scapularis ticks in disease transmission is well characterized, the role of male ticks is poorly understood. Because the pathogens are delivered in tick saliva, we studied the capacity of male salivary glands (SGs) to support virus r...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose of review As human babesiosis caused by apicomplexan parasites of the Babesia genus is associated with transfusion-transmitted illness and relapsing disease in immunosuppressed populations, it is important to report novel findings relating to parasite biology that may be responsible for such pathology. Blood screening tools recently licensed by the FDA are also described to allow understanding of their impact on keeping the blood supply well tolerated. Recent findings Reports of tick-borne cases within new geographical regions such as the Pacific Northwest of the USA, through Eastern Europe and into China are ...
Source: Current Opinion in Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: TRANSFUSION MEDICINE AND IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY: Edited by Karina Yazdanbakhsh Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 September 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Ewa J. Mierzejewska, Dorota Dwużnik, Julia Koczwarska, Łukasz Stańczak, Patrycja Opalińska, Małgorzata Krokowska-Paluszak, Anna Wierzbicka, Grzegorz Górecki, Anna Bajer
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Authors: Bonilla-Aldana DK, Pomares-Cantillo LH, Beltrán-Sánchez CA, Bettin-Martínez AC, Campo-Urbina ML, Rodriguez-Morales AJ, Pérez-Doria A Abstract Tick-borne pathogens are etiological agents of some zoonotic diseases, causing important consequences in animal and human health. These are emerging around the world, especially in tropical countries including Colombia. Domestic dogs play an essential role in the epidemiology of several zoonotic tick-borne pathogens. We performed the detection of bacteria from Anaplasmataceae family and parasites from the Piroplasmida order, in 85 domestic...
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infez Med Source Type: research
This study investigated the activity of cholinergic system enzymes and hepatic biofunction in dogs naturally infected withBabesia gibsoni. An infected group comprised 10 male dogs (stray and shepherd), and 10 healthy dogs as control were included in the study. Hematological parameters and activities of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) were measured. The biomarkers of hepatic function including the activities of various enzymes, total bilirubin levels, and albumin contents were also assessed. The infected animals revealed a significant decrease in RBC count, packed cell volume, hemoglobin concent...
Source: Comparative Clinical Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
This study contributes to improving genetic knowledge regarding infection by B. bovis in cattle.
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Feline and canine babesiosis is an important tick-borne disease caused by parasites of the genus Babesia. The disease has a worldwide distribution and causes serious health problems in domestic and wild canidae a...
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Ticks and mosquitoes don’t care about COVID-19 safety protocols. They don’t care that people are trying to squeeze out the last moments of this restrictive summer by getting outdoors, hiking, or just sitting on their decks at night and feeling something that’s close to normal. COVID-19 has commanded our attention and caused people to adapt their behaviors to prevent one major health concern, but it doesn’t mean others have been eliminated. “Masks and social distancing will do nothing to protect you from what ticks and mosquitoes potentially carry,” says Dr. Todd Ellerin, director of infe...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Autoimmune diseases Prevention Safety Source Type: blogs
Be 'tick alert' say health officials, following the diagnosis for the first time of a rare illness.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Eliazar Camino, Fatima Cruz-Lopez, Lucia de Juan, Lucas Dominguez, Brian Shiels, Robert M Coultous
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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