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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040481/estimating-the-intra-cluster-correlation-coefficient-for-evaluating-an-educational-intervention-program-to-improve-rabies-awareness-and-dog-bite-prevention-among-children-in-sikkim-india-a-pilot-study
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Aashima Auplish, Alison S Clarke, Trent Van Zanten, Kate Abel, Charmaine Tham, Thinlay N Bhutia, Colin R Wilks, Mark A Stevenson, Simon M Firestone
BACKGROUND: Educational initiatives targeting at-risk populations have long been recognized as a mainstay of ongoing rabies control efforts. Cluster-based studies are often utilized to assess levels of knowledge, attitudes and practices of a population in response to education campaigns. The design of cluster-based studies requires estimates of intra-cluster correlation coefficients obtained from previous studies. This study estimates the school-level intra-cluster correlation coefficient (ICC) for rabies knowledge change following an educational intervention program...
December 28, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033318/a-point-mutation-in-a-lincrna-upstream-of-gdnf-is-associated-to-a-canine-insensitivity-to-pain-a-spontaneous-model-for-human-sensory-neuropathies
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Jocelyn Plassais, Laetitia Lagoutte, Solenne Correard, Manon Paradis, Eric Guaguère, Benoit Hédan, Alix Pommier, Nadine Botherel, Marie-Christine Cadiergues, Philippe Pilorge, David Silversides, Maud Bizot, Mark Samuels, Carme Arnan, Rory Johnson, Christophe Hitte, Gilles Salbert, Agnès Méreau, Pascale Quignon, Thomas Derrien, Catherine André
Human Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathies (HSANs) are characterized by insensitivity to pain, sometimes combined with self-mutilation. Strikingly, several sporting dog breeds are particularly affected by such neuropathies. Clinical signs appear in young puppies and consist of acral analgesia, with or without sudden intense licking, biting and severe self-mutilation of the feet, whereas proprioception, motor abilities and spinal reflexes remain intact. Through a Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) with 24 affected and 30 unaffected sporting dogs using the Canine HD 170K SNP array (Illumina), we identified a 1...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994161/one-health-approach-to-cost-effective-rabies-control-in-india
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Meagan C Fitzpatrick, Hiral A Shah, Abhishek Pandey, Alyssa M Bilinski, Manish Kakkar, Andrew D Clark, Jeffrey P Townsend, Syed Shahid Abbas, Alison P Galvani
Over 20,000 rabies deaths occur annually in India, representing one-third of global human rabies. The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has pioneered a "One Health" committee to address the challenge of rabies in dogs and humans. Currently, rabies control in Tamil Nadu involves postexposure vaccination of humans after dog bites, whereas potential supplemental approaches include canine vaccination and sterilization. We developed a data-driven rabies transmission model fit to human rabies autopsy data and human rabies surveillance data from Tamil Nadu...
December 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982299/serosurvey-of-borrelia-in-dogs-horses-and-humans-exposed-to-ticks-in-a-rural-settlement-of-southern-brazil
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Denise Amaral Gomes Nascimento, Rafael Felipe da Costa Vieira, Thállitha Samih Wischral Jayme Vieira, Roberta Dos Santos Toledo, Katia Tamekuni, Nelson Jessé Rodrigues Dos Santos, Daniela Dibb Gonçalves, Maria Luísa Vieira, Alexander Welker Biondo, Odilon Vidotto
The aims of the present study were to serosurvey dogs, horses, and humans highly exposed to tick bites for anti-Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. antibodies, identify tick species present, and determine risk factors associated with seropositivity in a rural settlement of Paraná State, southern Brazil. Eighty-seven residents were sampled, along with their 83 dogs and 18 horses, and individual questionnaires were administered. Immunofluorescence antibody test (IFAT) was performed on serum samples and positive samples were subjected to western blot (WB) analysis...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977547/erysipelothrix-rhusiopathiae-suppurative-arthritis-in-a-12-year-old-boy-after-an-unusual-fresh-water-exposure
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Laila S Alawdah, Jaime N Campbell, Nira Pollock, Paula I Watnick
We report the case of a 12-year-old boy who experienced recurrent suppurative arthritis of the distal interphalangeal joint after near simultaneous exposure to a frog, a dog bite, and lake water. Anaerobic cultures of synovial fluid obtained during operative debridement grew small round gray colonies ultimately identified as Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae by routine laboratory tests and mass spectrometry.
December 12, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976647/case-profile-volume-analysis-and-dropout-rate-of-antirabies-vaccination-regimens-among-animal-bite-victims-in-gujarat
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Kishor M Dhaduk, Sumit V Unadkat, Pooja R Katharotiya, Ankit R Mer, Monika C Chaudhary, Mrudul M Prajapati
BACKGROUND: Rabies is a preventable neglected public health problem and associated with multiple cultural, religious, and social practices, myths in our country. There is a lack of organized surveillance system to measure the incidence of animal bite and human rabies as well as to evaluate cost-saving of different routes, regimen, and types of antirabies vaccines (ARV)/immunoglobulin available in India. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to know dropout rate in intradermal (i...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974829/evidence-for-a-los-and-a-capsular-polysaccharide-in-capnocytophaga-canimorsus
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Francesco Renzi, Simon J Ittig, Irina Sadovskaya, Estelle Hess, Frederic Lauber, Melanie Dol, Hwain Shin, Manuela Mally, Chantal Fiechter, Ursula Sauder, Mohamed Chami, Guy R Cornelis
Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a dog's and cat's oral commensal which can cause fatal human infections upon bites or scratches. Infections mainly start with flu-like symptoms but can rapidly evolve in fatal septicaemia with a mortality as high as 40%. Here we present the discovery of a polysaccharide capsule (CPS) at the surface of C. canimorsus 5 (Cc5), a strain isolated from a fulminant septicaemia. We provide genetic and chemical data showing that this capsule is related to the lipooligosaccharide (LOS) and probably composed of the same polysaccharide units...
December 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931927/owned-dog-ecology-and-demography-in-villa-de-tezontepec-hidalgo-mexico
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Luz Maria Kisiel, Andria Jones-Bitton, Jan M Sargeant, Jason B Coe, D T Tyler Flockhart, Alejandro Reynoso Palomar, Erick J Canales Vargas, Amy L Greer
Dog overpopulation in developing countries has negative implications for the health and safety of people, including the transmission of zoonotic diseases, physical attacks and intimidation to humans and animals, as well as impacts on canine welfare. Understanding the ecology and demographic characteristics of a dog population can help in the planning and monitoring of canine population control programs. Little data exist regarding demography and dynamics of domestic dog populations in semi-urban areas in Mexico...
December 1, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918466/evaluating-a-website-to-teach-children-safety-with-dogs-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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David C Schwebel, Peng Li, Leslie A McClure, Joan Severson
Dog bites represent a significant threat to child health. Theory-driven interventions scalable for broad dissemination are sparse. A website was developed to teach children dog safety via increased knowledge, improved cognitive skills in relevant domains, and increased perception of vulnerability to bites. A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 69 children aged 4-5 randomly assigned to use the dog safety website or a control transportation safety website for ~3 weeks. Assessment of dog safety knowledge and behavior plus skill in three relevant cognitive constructs (impulse control, noticing details, and perspective-taking) was conducted both at baseline and following website use...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916581/use-of-a-tick-borne-disease-manual-increases-accuracy-of-tick-identification-among-primary-care-providers-in-lyme-disease-endemic-areas
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Amber D Butler, Meredith L Carlson, Christina A Nelson
Given the high incidence of tick bites and tick-borne diseases in the United States, it is important for primary care providers to recognize common ticks and the pathogens they may transmit. If a patient has removed and saved an attached tick, identifying the tick helps guide clinical management and determine whether antibiotic prophylaxis for Lyme disease is appropriate. To investigate providers' ability to recognize common ticks and the pathogens they may transmit, we asked 76 primary care providers from Lyme disease endemic areas to identify the common name or genus of preserved ticks found in their area...
November 23, 2016: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909820/genomic-analysis-reveals-the-presence-of-a-class-d-beta-lactamase-with-broad-substrate-specificity-in-animal-bite-associated-capnocytophaga-species
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S Zangenah, A F Andersson, V Özenci, P Bergman
Capnocytophga canimorsus and Capnocytophga cynodegmi can be transmitted from cats and dogs to humans, and can cause a wide range of infections including wound infections, sepsis, or endocarditis. We and others recently discovered two new Capnocytophaga species, C. canis and C. stomatis, mainly associated with wound infections. The first-line treatment of animal bite related infections is penicillin, and in case of allergy, doxycycline and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole. However, there is a lack of antibiotic susceptibility patterns for animal bite associated Capnocytophaga species...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900398/-dyspnea-and-skin-rash-in-a-49-year-old-male-patient
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I El-Battrawy, U Ansari, M Behnes, W Kirschstein, S Britsch, C Jabbour, C Fastner, V Bill, M Borggrefe, I Akin
We report on the case of a 49-year-old man who presented with increasing dyspnea and a skin rash. The community-acquired pneumonia was initially treated with broad spectrum antibiotics. The patient's respiratory condition rapidly worsened and the clinical picture of Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome developed with disseminated intravasal coagulopathy and necrosis of the toes. An infection with Capnocytophaga canimorsus, which had been caused by an initially unmentioned dog bite was confirmed. In view of the fulminant course and the high risk of operative treatment of the ubiquitous necroses in all limbs, a joint decision for deescalation of therapy was made together with relatives...
November 29, 2016: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896194/osteomyelitis-following-domestic-animal-bites-to-the-hand-two-case-reports-and-practical-guidelines
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Jung Soo Lim, Jin Hwan Byun, Kyung Hee Min, Hye Kyung Lee, Yun Sun Choi
Recently, the number of cases of animal bite wounds has increased significantly in concordance with an increase in the pet population around the world. The authors report two rare cases of osteomyelitis of the phalanx following cat and dog bites. On initial physical examination, signs of a severe infection were observed. Radiographs of both patients showed the presence of osteomyelitis, and in one of the patients, the diagnosis was confirmed with a bone biopsy. After use of empirical antibiotics, intravenous antibiotic therapy that matched the identified bacterium's sensitivity was initiated, and at the same time, secure dressing including debridement was performed to induce secondary healing...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891499/a-presumptive-case-of-human-rabies-a-rare-survived-case-in-rural-ghana
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Paschal Awingura Apanga, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Michael Acheampong, Matthew Ayamba Adam
Rabies remains endemic in Ghana and continues to pose a major public health threat to humans and animals with a nearly 100% case fatality rate in humans. We report of a presumptive case of human rabies whose survival represents a rare occurrence in rural Ghana and worldwide. Lessons from this case study provide a critically needed focus in helping improve rabies surveillance and case management in Ghana. We report of the survival of a 36-year-old man who developed clinical rabies after he was bitten by his dog, while restraining the dog with a chain...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884124/community-based-interventions-to-enhance-knowledge-protective-attitudes-and-behaviors-towards-canine-rabies-results-from-a-health-communication-intervention-study-in-guangxi-china
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Hairong Wu, Jiao Chen, Lianbin Zou, Liefeng Zheng, Weichao Zhang, Zhenmu Meng, Ricardo J Soares Magalhaes, Youming Wang, Jingli Kang, Xiangdong Sun
BACKGROUND: In China canine rabies poses a serious public health problem in that human mortality ranks the second highest globally. While rabies health education interventions are advocated by WHO to be critical components of modern rabies control and prevention programs, available studies have not adequately investigated the relative efficacy of their implementation in at-risk populations. This study aims to measure and compare the effect on knowledge and protective behavior towards rabies of health education interventions that include a novel Short Messaging Service via cell phone (SMS) and rabies health information sessions (IS)...
November 24, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842761/-mammal-bite-management
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Misael Contreras-Marín, Jorge Issac Sandoval-Rodríguez, Raúl García-Ramírez, Héctor Adolfo Morales-Yépez
BACKGROUND: Animal bites are a major public health problem, it is estimated that 2% of the population is bitten each year. Most bites are by dogs and the risk factors include young children, men, certain breeds of dogs and untrained dogs. The risk of infection after bites differs between animal species and depends on the animal teeth and oral flora. CONCLUSIONS: Animal bites are still a major cause of morbidity in patients of all ages and have caused several preventable childhood deaths...
November 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827898/a-comparative-study-of-dog-and-cat-induced-injury-on-incidence-and-risk-factors-among-children
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Ying Chen, Yang Gao, Li Zhou, Yafei Tan, Liping Li
Background: Millions of people are bitten by animals each year, with approximately 90% of the injuries being caused by dogs and cats. However, few studies focus on risk factors of dog- and cat-induced injury in China. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the rate of dog- and cat-induced injury and its potential risk factors. Methods: The data were from a population-based cross-sectional study conducted in 2015, with a sample of 9380 children 6-19 years of age from two cities, Shenzhen (large city) and Shantou (mid-sized city), in southern China...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807675/dog-bite-injury-alar-repair-with-composite-graft
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Alberto Goldman, Uwe Wollina
Dog bite injuries are an important emergency. Facial dog bites can lead to disfigurement and stigmatization. Dog owners themselves are the usual victims of facial dog bites. Early surgery provides best results. A 28-year-old male patient presented 1 year after he had been bitten on his nose by his own dog. The pronounced nasal disfigurement with nostril stenosis was treated by reconstruction using a free composite graft from the crus of the ipsilateral ear with good results. Delayed reconstruction can provide satisfying results...
November 2, 2016: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792895/a-case-report-of-a-complete-degloving-injury-of-the-penile-skin
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Helena Aineskog, Fredrik Huss
INTRODUCTION: Male genital degloving injuries are unusual and rarely caused by animal bite. Usually patients attend health care immediately if bitten in the genital area. Prophylactic antibiotics is routinely used (Gomes et al., 2000). A penile degloving usually begins just proximal of the coronal line and progress down to the base of the shaft. Deep erectile tissue and the spermatic cord are seldom damaged and the endogenous skin of glans usually survives (Brown and Fryer, 1957; Morey et al...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771685/staphylococcus-xylosus-meningitis-following-dog-bite
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Amitabh Singh, Rahul Jain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 8, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
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