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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820720/dengue-virus-serotypes-1-and-2-responsible-for-major-dengue-outbreaks-in-nepal-clinical-laboratory-and-epidemiological-features
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Shyam Prakash Dumre, Renu Bhandari, Geeta Shakya, Sanjay Kumar Shrestha, Mahamoud Sama Cherif, Prakash Ghimire, Chonticha Klungthong, In-Kyu Yoon, Kenji Hirayama, Kesara Na-Bangchang, Stefan Fernandez
Dengue virus (DENV) is expanding toward previously nonendemic areas. DENV has recently been introduced in Nepal with limited information. We report the clinical features and serotype distribution of DENV in Nepal during the major outbreaks. A total of 1,215 clinical dengue cases at two major hospitals of central and western Nepal were investigated. Demographic, clinical, and laboratory parameters were recorded. Serum specimens were tested for DENV by IgM/IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820712/scrub-typhus-as-an-etiology-of-acute-febrile-illness-in-gorakhpur-uttar-pradesh-india-2016
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Jeromie Wesley Vivian Thangraj, Mahima Mittal, Valsan Philip Verghese, C P Girish Kumar, Winsley Rose, R Sabarinathan, Ashok Kumar Pandey, Nivedita Gupta, Manoj Murhekar
Seasonal outbreaks of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) with high mortality occur every year in Gorakhpur region of Uttar Pradesh, India. Earlier studies indicated the role of scrub typhus as the important etiology of AES in the region. AES cases were hospitalized late in the course of their illness. We established surveillance for acute febrile illness (AFI) (fever ≥ 4 days duration) in peripheral health facilities in Gorakhpur district to understand the relative contribution of scrub typhus. Of the 224 patients enrolled during the 3-month period corresponding to the peak of AES cases in the region, about one-fifth had immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies against Orientia tsutsugamushi...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757293/economic-cost-and-burden-of-dengue-during-epidemics-and-non-epidemic-years-in-taiwan
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Dih-Ling Luh, Cheng-Chieh Liu, Yun-Ru Luo, Szu-Chieh Chen
BACKGROUND: Determining the disease and economic burden of dengue is critical for the allocation of public health resources. Several studies have used disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) to estimate the disease burden of dengue in different regions. However, there are no published studies discussing the estimates of dengue-related economic and disease burden specifically in Taiwan. OBJECTIVES: We assessed the economic cost and disease burden of dengue infections in Taiwan for the period 1998-2014, and compared these during epidemic and non-epidemic years...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754189/progress-and-works-in-progress-update-on-flavivirus-vaccine-development
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REVIEW
Matthew H Collins, Stefan W Metz
Most areas of the globe are endemic for at least one flavivirus, putting billions at risk for infection. This diverse group of viral pathogens causes a range of manifestations in humans from asymptomatic infection to hemorrhagic fever to encephalitis to birth defects and even death. Many flaviviruses are transmitted by mosquitos and have expanded in geographic distribution in recent years, with dengue virus being the most prevalent, infecting approximately 400 million people each year. The explosive emergence of Zika virus in Latin America in 2014 refocused international attention on this medically important group of viruses...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752033/3-5-bis-arylidene-4-piperidones-as-potential-dengue-protease-inhibitors
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Hasnah Osman, Nor Hashima Idris, Ezatul Ezleen Kamarulzaman, Habibah A Wahab, Mohd Zaheen Hassan
Dengue is a severe mosquito-borne viral infection causing half a million deaths annually. Dengue virus NS2B/NS3 protease is a validated target for anti-dengue drug design. A series of hitherto unreported 3,5-bis(arylidene)-4-piperidones analogues 4a-4j were synthesized and screened in silico against DENV2 NS2B/NS3 protease to elucidate their binding mechanism and orientation around the active sites. Results were validated through an in vitro DENV2 NS2B/NS3 protease assay using a fluorogenic Boc-Gly-Arg-Arg-AMC substrate...
July 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748838/larvicidal-activity-prediction-against-aedes-aegypti-mosquito-using-computational-tools
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Yudith Cañizares-Carmenate, Mirelys Hernandez-Morfa, Francisco Torrens, Gloria Castellano, Juan A Castillo-Garit
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Aedes aegypti is an important vector for transmission of dengue, yellow fever, chikun- gunya, arthritis, and Zika fever. According to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that Ae. aegypti causes 50 million infections and 25,000 deaths per year. Use of larvicidal agents is one of the recommendations of health organizations to control mosquito populations and limit their distribution. The aim of present study was to deduce a mathematical model to predict the larvicidal action of chemical compounds, based on their structure...
April 2017: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728201/-fever-and-headache-after-a-vacation-in-thailand
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Benedikt Schwermer, Daniel Eschle, Constantine Bloch-Infanger
History 50 year-old man with fever and headache starting one week after returning from his vacation in Thailand. His general practitioner prescribed amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, without further analyses to pinpoint the infection. Examinations The examination of cerebro-spinal fluid was crucial for the final diagnosis. Lumbar puncture demonstrated a predominantly mononuclear pleocytosis of 80 cells/µl (< 5) with an elevated protein of 782 mg/l (< 450); glucose and lactate were within normal limits...
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698348/determinants-of-mortality-and-prolonged-hospital-stay-among-dengue-patients-attending-tertiary-care-hospital-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-analysis
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Tauqeer Hussain Mallhi, Amer Hayat Khan, Azmi Sarriff, Azreen Syazril Adnan, Yusra Habib Khan
OBJECTIVES: Dengue imposes substantial economic, societal and personal burden in terms of hospital stay, morbidity and mortality. Early identification of dengue cases with high propensity of increased hospital stay and death could be of value in isolating patients in need of early interventions. The current study was aimed to determine the significant factors associated with dengue-related prolonged hospitalisation and death. DESIGN: Cross-sectional retrospective study...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690024/the-p53-gene-with-emphasis-on-its-paralogues-in-mosquitoes
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REVIEW
Tien-Huang Chen, Yi-Jun Wu, Jiun-Nan Hou, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Wei-June Chen
The p53 gene is highly important in human cancers, as it serves as a tumor-suppressor gene. Subsequently, two p53 homologues, i.e., p73 and p63, with high identity of amino acids were identified, leading to construction of the p53 family. The p53 gene is highly important in human cancer because it usually transcribes genes that function by causing apoptosis in mammalian cells. In contrast, p63 and p73 tend to be more important in modulating development than inducing cell death, even though they share similar protein structures...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683119/the-socio-economic-burden-of-snakebite-in-sri-lanka
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Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, A Rajitha Wickremasinghe, Shaluka F Jayamanne, Andrew Dawson, Geoff K Isbister, Hithanadura Janaka de Silva, David G Lalloo
BACKGROUND: Snakebite is a major problem affecting the rural poor in many of the poorest countries in the tropics. However, the scale of the socio-economic burden has rarely been studied. We undertook a comprehensive assessment of the burden in Sri Lanka. METHODS: Data from a representative nation-wide community based household survey were used to estimate the number of bites and deaths nationally, and household and out of pocket costs were derived from household questionnaires...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658384/increase-in-the-burden-of-dengue-in-brazil-and-federated-units-2000-and-2015-analysis-of-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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Valdelaine Etelvina Miranda de Araújo, Juliana Maria Trindade Bezerra, Frederico Figueiredo Amâncio, Valéria Maria de Azeredo Passos, Mariângela Carneiro
Objective: To describe the main metrics on dengue generated by Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study 2015, for Brazil and its 27 federated units, in the years 2000 and 2015. Methods: The metrics described were: incidence and mortality rates by dengue, standardized by age, years of life lost (YLL), years lived with disability (YLD), and disability-adjusted life years (DALY) (in absolute frequency and age-standardized rates). The estimated metrics were presented with uncertainty intervals (UI 95%) for the years 2000 and 2015, accompanied by the relative percentages of changes...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647172/infection-related-microcephaly-after-the-2015-and-2016-zika-virus-outbreaks-in-brazil-a-surveillance-based-analysis
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Wanderson Kleber de Oliveira, Giovanny Vinícius Araújo de França, Eduardo Hage Carmo, Bruce Bartholow Duncan, Ricardo de Souza Kuchenbecker, Maria Inês Schmidt
BACKGROUND: On Nov 11, 2015, the Brazilian Ministry of Health declared a Public Health Emergency of National Concern in response to an increased number of microcephaly cases, possibly related to previous Zika virus outbreaks. We describe the course of the dual epidemics of the Zika virus infection during pregnancy and microcephaly in Brazil up to Nov 12, 2016, the first anniversary of this declaration. METHODS: We used secondary data for Zika virus and microcephaly cases obtained through the Brazilian Ministry of Health's surveillance systems from Jan 1, 2015, to Nov 12, 2016...
June 21, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644549/a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-symptoms-and-course-of-dengue-infection-during-pregnancy
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Kavita Agarwal, Sunita Malik, Pratima Mittal
OBJECTIVE: To assess outcomes among pregnant women diagnosed with dengue infection. METHODS: In a retrospective study, the medical records of all pregnant women with dengue infection admitted to Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India, from July to December 2015 were reviewed. Maternal and fetal outcomes were compared by pregnancy length and stage of disease at diagnosis. RESULTS: Overall, 62 pregnant women with dengue infection were identified...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638845/detection-of-the-northeastern-african-rift-valley-fever-virus-lineage-during-the-2015-outbreak-in-mauritania
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Ndeye Sakha Bob, Hampâté Bâ, Gamou Fall, Elkhalil Ishagh, Mamadou Y Diallo, Abdourahmane Sow, Pape Mbacké Sembene, Ousmane Faye, Brahim El Kouri, Mohamed Lemine Sidi, Amadou Alpha Sall
BACKGROUND: Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an acute viral anthropozoonosis that causes epizootics and epidemics among livestock population and humans. Multiple emergences and reemergences of the virus have occurred in Mauritania over the last decade. This article describes the outbreak that occurred in 2015 in Mauritania and reports the results of serological and molecular investigations of blood samples collected from suspected RVF patients. METHODS: An RVF outbreak was reported from 14 September to 26 November 2015 in Mauritania...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614453/dengue-infection-during-pregnancy-and-adverse-maternal-fetal-and-infant-health-outcomes-in-rio-branco-acre-state-brazil-2007-2012
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Helena Albuquerque Catão Feitoza, Sergio Koifman, Rosalina Jorge Koifman, Valéria Saraceni
The effects of dengue infection during pregnancy have not been previously studied in Rio Branco, Acre State, Brazil. The aim of this study was to determine the risks of maternal, fetal, and infant complications resulting from dengue infection during pregnancy. The study compared two cohorts of pregnant women, exposed versus unexposed to dengue virus, from 2007 to 2012. Incidence rates and risk ratios were estimated for maternal, fetal, and infant complications. In the exposed cohort there were 3 fetal deaths and 5 neonatal deaths...
June 12, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598047/awareness-and-outcome-of-changing-trends-in-clinical-profile-of-dengue-fever-a-retrospective-analysis-of-dengue-epidemic-from-january-to-december-2014-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Jitendra Singh, Anju Dinkar, Virendra Atam, D Himanshu, Kamlesh Kumar Gupta, Kauser Usman, Ravi Misra
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is caused by mosquito-borne arboviral infection that has become a public health concern globally. Recently, an alarming rise of dengue has also been seen in India. Hence the study was undertaken to know profile of clinical manifestations and laboratory findings during the evolution of dengue fever. METHODS: In this study, retrospective data analysis was done in 216 seropositive dengue patients admitted between January to December 2014 in department of medicine at a north Indian care hospital...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587513/delayed-care-seeking-and-outcome-of-dengue-infected-patients
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Nantawan Wongchidwan, Yupaporn Wattanagoon, Viravarn Luvira, Sopon Iamsirithaworn
A retrospective cohort study was conducted to assess the effect of early (1-4 days after fever onset) and delayed (≥5 days) care-seeking on outcomes of dengue-infected patients. We used data of adult dengue-infected patients treated in Bangkok, Thailand between June 2012 and September 2013. There were 110 patients in the early care-seeking group and 100 in the delayed care-seeking group. There were no deaths. Bleeding complications were not significantly different between the two groups while the latter group had a significantly higher rate of admission compared with the former (98% versus 91...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577370/viruses-vector-control-proposal-genus-aedes-emphasis
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REVIEW
Nelson Nogueira Reis, Alcino Lázaro da Silva, Elma Pereira Guedes Reis, Flávia Chaves E Silva, Igor Guedes Nogueira Reis
The dengue fever is a major public health problem in the world. In Brazil, in 2015, there were 1,534,932 cases, being 20,320 cases of severe form, and 811 deaths related to this disease. The distribution of Aedes aegypti, the vector, is extensive. Recently, Zika and Chikungunya viruses had arisen, sharing the same vector as dengue and became a huge public health issue. Without specific treatment, it is urgently required as an effective vector control. This article is focused on reviewing vector control strategies, their effectiveness, viability and economical impact...
May 31, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560571/molecular-studies-with-aedes-stegomyia-aegypti-linnaeus-1762-mosquito-transmitting-the-dengue-virus
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REVIEW
Luciana Patrícia Lima Alves Pereira, Maria Cristiane Aranha Brito, Felipe Bastos Araruna, Marcelo Souza de Andrade, Denise Fernandes Coutinho Moraes, Antônio Carlos Romão Borges, Emygdia Rosa do Rêgo Barros Pires Leal
Dengue is an infectious viral disease, which can present a wide clinical picture, ranging from oligo or asymptomatic forms, to bleeding and shock, and can progress to death. The disease problem has increased in recent years, especially in urban and suburban areas of tropical and subtropical regions. There are five dengue viruses, called serotypes (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, DEN-4, and DEN-5), which belong to the Flaviviridae family and are transmitted to humans through infected mosquito bites, with the main vector the Aedes aegypti mosquito (Linnaeus, 1762)...
August 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552190/spatial-mapping-of-temporal-risk-to-improve-prevention-measures-a-case-study-of-dengue-epidemic-in-lahore
#20
Sidrah Hafeez, Muhammad Amin, Bilal Ahmed Munir
BACKGROUND: Dengue is identified as serious vector born infectious disease by WHO, threating around 2.5 billion people around the globe. Pakistan is facing dengue epidemic since 1994 but 2010 and 2011 dengue outbreaks were worst. During 2011 dengue outbreak 22,562 cases were reported and 363 died due to this fatal infection in Pakistan. In this study, Lahore District was chosen as it was severely affected in 2011 dengue outbreak with 14,000 reported cases and 300 deaths. There is no vaccine developed yet for the disease control, so only effective early warning, prevention and control measures can reduce the potential disease risk...
June 2017: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology
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