Willingness to Pay for Select Tick-Borne Disease Prevention Measures in Endemic Areas

Tick-borne diseases (TBDs) are increasing despite prevention recommendations. We explored whether cost is a barrier to prevention use in Connecticut and Maryland, using a cross-sectional survey. Respondents were queried regarding their willingness to pay for chemical, natural, and rodent-targeted yard pesticide treatments and permethrin-treated clothing. We evaluated associations between demographics, TBD knowledge and attitudes, and willingness to pay for prevention methods.
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - Category: Health Management Tags: Research Brief Report Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: In both countries, VE after two and three primary doses within-schedule was very high in all age groups. Once receiving booster doses, high VE continued to be observed even in persons with extended intervals since the last dose received, suggesting that longer and more flexible booster intervals may be considered for sustainable long-term protection.PMID:34952753 | DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.12.028
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Olga Nicolás Sylvie Lecollinet Miguel Ángel Jiménez-Clavero Núria Busquets The surveillance for West Nile virus (WNV) in Catalonia (northeastern Spain) has consistently detected flaviviruses not identified as WNV. With the aim of characterizing the flaviviruses circulating in Catalonia, serum samples from birds and horses collected between 2010 and 2019 and positive by panflavivirus competition ELISA (cELISA) were analyzed by microneutralization test (MNT) against different flaviviruses. A third of the samples tested were inconclusive by MNT, highlighting the limitations of current d...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest a minor CCHFV circulation in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran. However, due to the notion that outbreaks of tick-borne infections is hard to predict; steady and comprehensive monitoring programs especially in ticks and animals would be critical for understanding the circulation on the pathogen in a region.PMID:34818866 | DOI:10.4103/0972-9062.313958
Source: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
by Aparna Krishnavajhala, Brittany A. Armstrong, Alexander R. Kneubehl, Sarah M. Gunter, Julie Piccione, Hee J. Kim, Rosa Ramirez, Ivan Castro-Arellano, Walter Roachell, Pete D. Teel, Job E. LopezBorrelia turicatae is a causative agent of tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) in the subtropics and tropics of the United States and Latin America. Historically,B.turicatae was thought to be maintained in enzootic cycles in rural areas. However, there is growing evidence that suggests the pathogen has established endemic foci in densely populated regions of Texas. With the growth of homelessness in the state and human activity in c...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Pathog Glob Health. 2021 Nov 17:1-16. doi: 10.1080/20477724.2021.1989185. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHuman babesiosis is an emerging tick-borne protozoan zoonosis caused by parasites of the genus Babesia and transmitted by ixodid ticks. It was thought to be a public health problem mainly for the immunocompromised, however the increasing numbers of documented cases among immunocompetent individuals is a call for concern. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we reported from 22 countries and 69 studies, an overall pooled estimate (PE) of 2.23% (95% CI: 1.46-3.39) for Babesia infections in humans. PEs for all sub-g...
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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