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#1
Alex P Farrell, James P Collins, Amy L Greer, Horst R Thieme
In simple SI epidemic and endemic models, three classes of incidence functions are identified for their potential to be associated with host extinction: weakly upper density-dependent incidences are never associated with host extinction. Power incidences that depend on the number of susceptibles and infectives by powers strictly between 0 and 1 are associated with initial-constellation-dependent host extinction for all parameter values. Homogeneous incidences, of which frequency-dependent incidence is a very particular case, and power incidences are associated with global host extinction for certain parameter constellations and with host survival for others...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786520/impact-of-piglet-oral-vaccination-against-tuberculosis-in-endemic-free-ranging-wild-boar-populations
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Iratxe Díez-Delgado, Iker A Sevilla, Beatriz Romero, Eleanor Tanner, Jose A Barasona, Andrew R White, Peter W W Lurz, Mike Boots, José de la Fuente, Lucas Dominguez, Joaquin Vicente, Joseba M Garrido, Ramón A Juste, Alicia Aranaz, Christian Gortazar
The Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa) is the main wild reservoir of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in Mediterranean woodlands and a key risk factor for cattle tuberculosis (TB) breakdowns. Wild boar vaccination therefore has the potential to be a valuable tool for TB control. We tested two orally delivered vaccines, heat-inactivated Mycobacterium bovis (IV) and BCG, in four sites (two per vaccine type: one Managed and one Natural or unmanaged) during four years. TB was also monitored in 15 unvaccinated sites (spatial control), as well as in all sites from one year prior to intervention (temporal control)...
July 1, 2018: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786002/eyelid-kaposi-sarcoma-in-an-hiv-negative-patient
#3
Jose Manuel Abalo-Lojo, Ihab Abdulkader-Nallib, Laura Martínez Pérez, Francisco Gonzalez
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a low-grade, multicentric vascular neoplasm. Most commonly, it involves the skin, but it can occur at any site on the body. The cutaneous lesions are often located on the lower legs, genitalia, oral mucosa, and face. KS is categorized in four different types: classic, endemic, epidemic or AIDS associated, and transplantation associated. We report a case of HIV-negative, classic KS located on the eyelid. The eyelid lesion was completely excised, and after a 1-year follow-up, no recurrences were observed...
June 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785924/preliminary-evidence-for-the-absence-of-cystic-echinococcosis-in-gabon-a-cross-sectional-pilot-survey-in-humans-and-definitive-hosts
#4
Felix Lötsch, Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma, Johannes Mischlinger, Mirjam Groger, Luzia Veletzky, Ayôla Akim Adegnika, Bertrand Lell, Selidji Todagbe Agnandji, Marielle Bouyou-Akotet, Markus Obermüller, Marion Wassermann, Renate Schneider, Herbert Auer, Michael Ramharter
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a globally endemic zoonosis caused by the larval stage of the Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (s.l.) complex. Although the disease is known to be highly prevalent in certain parts of North and East Africa, data on CE, both in humans and definitive hosts, are extremely scarce for Central Africa. The present study assessed the epidemiology of CE in humans and dogs in rural Gabon. An ultrasound and serologic survey was conducted in volunteers from rural villages in Gabon. A two-step approach was used for serological testing with an indirect hemagglutination assay as a screening test and Western Blot as a confirmatory test...
May 21, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785893/evaluating-vaccination-strategies-to-control-foot-and-mouth-disease-a-country-comparison-study
#5
T G Rawdon, M G Garner, R L Sanson, M A Stevenson, C Cook, C Birch, S E Roche, K A Patyk, K N Forde-Folle, C Dubé, T Smylie, Z D Yu
Vaccination is increasingly being recognised as a potential tool to supplement 'stamping out' for controlling foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks in non-endemic countries. Infectious disease simulation models provide the opportunity to determine how vaccination might be used in the face of an FMD outbreak. Previously, consistent relative benefits of specific vaccination strategies across different FMD simulation modelling platforms have been demonstrated, using a UK FMD outbreak scenario. We extended this work to assess the relative effectiveness of selected vaccination strategies in five countries: Australia, New Zealand, the USA, the UK and Canada...
May 22, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785671/agarolytic-culturable-bacteria-associated-with-three-antarctic-subtidal-macroalgae
#6
Verónica Sánchez Hinojosa, Joel Asenjo, Sergio Leiva
Bacterial communities of Antarctic marine macroalgae remain largely underexplored in terms of diversity and biotechnological applications. In this study, three Antarctic subtidal macroalgae (Himantothallus grandifolius, Pantoneura plocamioides and Plocamium cartilagineum), two of them endemic of Antarctica, were investigated as a source for isolation of agar-degrading bacteria. A total of 21 epiphytic isolates showed agarolytic activity at low temperature on agar plates containing agar as the sole carbon source...
May 21, 2018: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785637/frzb1-rs2242070-polymorphisms-is-associated-with-brick-tea-type-skeletal-fluorosis-in-kazakhs-but-not-in-tibetans-china
#7
Yanmei Yang, Qiaoshi Zhao, Yang Liu, Xiaona Liu, Yanru Chu, Huazhu Yan, Yumei Fan, Simeng Huo, Limei Wang, Qun Lou, Ning Guo, Dianjun Sun, Yanhui Gao
Skeletal fluorosis is a metabolic bone and joint disease caused by excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones. Compared with Kazakhs, Tibetans are more likely to develop moderate and severe brick tea type skeletal fluorosis, although they have similar fluoride exposure. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in frizzled-related protein (FRZB) have been associated with osteoarthritis, but their association with the risk of skeletal fluorosis has not been reported. In this paper, we investigated the association of three SNPs (rs7775, rs2242070 and rs9288087) in FRZB1with brick tea type skeletal fluorosis risk in a cross-sectional case-control study conducted in Sinkiang and Qinghai, China...
May 21, 2018: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785519/threshold-dynamics-of-a-temperature-dependent-stage-structured-mosquito-population-model-with-nested-delays
#8
Xiunan Wang, Xingfu Zou
Mosquito-borne diseases remain a significant threat to public health and economics. Since mosquitoes are quite sensitive to temperature, global warming may not only worsen the disease transmission case in current endemic areas but also facilitate mosquito population together with pathogens to establish in new regions. Therefore, understanding mosquito population dynamics under the impact of temperature is considerably important for making disease control policies. In this paper, we develop a stage-structured mosquito population model in the environment of a temperature-controlled experiment...
May 21, 2018: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785478/changing-trend-of-infectious-diseases-in-nepal
#9
Shiba Kumar Rai
Many infectious/communicable diseases (IDs) are endemic in Nepal. Until a decade and half ago, IDs were the major cause of both morbidity and mortality accounting 70% for both. However, as a result of various preventive measures implemented by both the state and non-state actors, the overall IDs have shown a changing (declining) trend. The most impressive decline has been seen in the intestinal helminth infection. Though the overall burden of IDs is decreasing, several newer infectious diseases (emerging infections) namely, dengue fever, scrub typhus, influenza (H5N1 and H1N1), and others are posing a great public health problem...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785356/examining-the-potential-for-south-american-arboviruses-to-spread-beyond-the-new-world
#10
Víctor Hugo Peña-García, Michael K McCracken, Rebecca C Christofferson
Zika and chikungunya viruses emerged as public health emergencies in the Western Hemisphere where previously they had not been reported on a large scale. Millions were infected as the viruses met with virtually no herd immunity upon emergence. Purpose of the Review: We explore the histories of these two recent arbovirus experiences in South America. We then review similarly three endemic South American viruses: yellow fever, Oropouche, and Mayaro viruses. Recent Findings: We discuss the commonalities of the transmission systems and the possibility of an atypical emergence, that of New World virus to the Old World...
December 2017: Current Clinical Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785338/coarse-and-fine-scale-patterns-of-distribution-and-habitat-selection-places-an-amazonian-floodplain-curassow-in-double-jeopardy
#11
Gabriel A Leite, Izeni P Farias, André L S Gonçalves, Joseph E Hawes, Carlos A Peres
Patterns of habitat selection are influenced by local productivity, resource availability, and predation risk. Species have taken millions of years to hone the macro- and micro-habitats they occupy, but these may now overlap with contemporary human threats within natural species ranges. Wattled Curassow ( Crax globulosa ), an endemic galliform species of the western Amazon, is threatened by both hunting and habitat loss, and is restricted to white-water floodplain forests of major Amazonian rivers. In this study conducted along the Juruá River, Amazonas, Brazil, we quantified the ranging ecology and fine-scale patterns of habitat selection of the species...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785189/the-investigation-of-the-effect-and-mechanism-of-sophora-moorcroftiana-alkaloids-in-combination-with-albendazole-on-echinococcosis-in-an-experimental-rats-model
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Fabin Zhang, Chunhui Hu, Shilei Cheng, Shulin Wang, Bin Li, Deping Cao, Haining Fan, Ruchong Pan, Mei Yang, Yanhui Xu
Echinococcosis is a worldwide anthropozoonosis which is highly endemic over large animal husbandry areas in northwestern China. The current clinical therapeutic medicine against echinococcosis is albendazole, although it caused serious side effects in patients. The component in traditional Chinese herb medicine, Sophora moorcroftiana alkaloids (SA), is thought to be a potential drug to treat echinococcosis. In order to explore the effect and mechanism of SA treatment against echinococcosis, we established animal echinococcosis model and treated rats with albendazole alone, alkaloids alone, and combined therapy...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785168/elimination-of-lymphatic-filariasis-as-a-public-health-problem-from-the-cook-islands
#13
Charlie Ave, D Ramaiah Kapa, Eric Ottesen
Background: The Cook Islands has a long history of high-endemicity lymphatic filariasis (LF) transmitted by Aedes vector mosquitoes. Though the infection prevalence had declined between 1975 and 1999 following episodic treatment activities, still infection was widespread with pockets of persistent infection. Beginning in 1999, the Cook Islands embarked on a national program, in partnership with Pacific Programme to Eliminate LF (PacELF), to eliminate LF as a public health problem. Methods: All 12 inhabited islands were identified as endemic, and six rounds of mass drug administration (MDA) with once-yearly, single-dose albendazole plus diethylcarbamazine (DEC) were implemented during 2000-2006 to interrupt transmission of LF...
2018: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785015/frequent-transmission-of-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-beijing-lineage-and-positive-selection-for-the-esxw-beijing-variant-in-vietnam
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Kathryn E Holt, Paul McAdam, Phan Vuong Khac Thai, Nguyen Thuy Thuong Thuong, Dang Thi Minh Ha, Nguyen Ngoc Lan, Nguyen Huu Lan, Nguyen Thi Quynh Nhu, Hoang Thanh Hai, Vu Thi Ngoc Ha, Guy Thwaites, David J Edwards, Artika P Nath, Kym Pham, David B Ascher, Jeremy Farrar, Chiea Chuen Khor, Yik Ying Teo, Michael Inouye, Maxine Caws, Sarah J Dunstan
To examine the transmission dynamics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) isolated from tuberculosis patients in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, we sequenced the whole genomes of 1,635 isolates and compared these with 3,144 isolates from elsewhere. The data identify an underlying burden of disease caused by the endemic Mtb lineage 1 associated with the activation of long-term latent infection, and a threefold higher burden associated with the more recently introduced Beijing lineage and lineage 4 Mtb strains. We find that Beijing lineage Mtb is frequently transferred between Vietnam and other countries, and detect higher levels of transmission of Beijing lineage strains within this host population than the endemic lineage 1 Mtb...
May 21, 2018: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784969/north-american-domestic-pigs-are-susceptible-to-experimental-infection-with-japanese-encephalitis-virus
#15
So Lee Park, Yan-Jang S Huang, Amy C Lyons, Victoria B Ayers, Susan M Hettenbach, D Scott McVey, Kenneth R Burton, Stephen Higgs, Dana L Vanlandingham
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that is capable of causing encephalitic diseases in children. While humans can succumb to severe disease, the transmission cycle is maintained by viremic birds and pigs in endemic regions. Although JEV is regarded as a significant threat to the United States (U.S.), the susceptibility of domestic swine to JEV infection has not been evaluated. In this study, domestic pigs from North America were intravenously challenged with JEV to characterize the pathological outcomes...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784862/antibodies-to-icam1-binding-pfemp1-dbl%C3%AE-are-biomarkers-of-protective-immunity-to-malaria-in-a-cohort-of-young-children-from-papua-new-guinea
#16
Sofonias K Tessema, Digjaya Utama, Olga Chesnokov, Anthony N Hodder, Clara S Lin, G L Abby Harrison, Jakob S Jespersen, Bent Petersen, Livingstone Tavul, Peter Siba, Dominic Kwiatkowski, Thomas Lavstsen, Diana S Hansen, Andrew V Oleinikov, Ivo Mueller, Alyssa E Barry
Plasmodium falciparum Erythrocyte Membrane Protein 1 (PfEMP1) mediates parasite sequestration to the cerebral microvasculature via binding of DBLβ domains to Intercellular Adhesion Molecule 1 (ICAM1) and is associated with severe cerebral malaria. In a cohort of 187 young children from Papua New Guinea (PNG), we examined baseline antibody levels to the ICAM1-binding PfEMP1 domain, DBLβ3PF11_0521 , in comparison to four control antigens including NTS-DBLα and CIDR1 domains from another group A variant and a group B/C variant...
May 21, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784001/appropriateness-of-malaria-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-fever-episodes-according-to-patient-history-and-anti-malarial-blood-measurement-a-cross-sectional-survey-from-tanzania
#17
Joanna Gallay, Dominic Mosha, Erick Lutahakana, Festo Mazuguni, Martin Zuakulu, Laurent Arthur Decosterd, Blaise Genton, Emilie Pothin
BACKGROUND: Monitoring the impact of case management strategies at large scale is essential to evaluate the public health benefit they confer. The use of methodologies relying on objective and standardized endpoints, such as drug levels in the blood, should be encouraged. Population drug use, diagnosis and treatment appropriateness in case of fever according to patient history and anti-malarials blood concentration was evaluated. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey took place between May and August 2015 in three regions of Tanzania with different levels of malaria endemicity...
May 21, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783880/ethnography-of-a-parasite-a-quantitative-ethnographic-observation-of-forest-malaria-in-the-amazon-basin
#18
Alejandro Feged-Rivadeneira, Sian Evans
AIMS: Malaria in the Amazon basin is persistently more prevalent among low density populations (1-4 people/[Formula: see text]). Describing malaria transmission in small populations, such as ethnic minorities in the Amazon basin, living in reserves in groups that amount to 110-450 individuals, is fundamental for the implementation of adequate interventions. Here, we examine malaria transmission in a context of high prevalence in a small population of Nükak ethnicity (ethnic group [Formula: see text] individuals, study group, [Formula: see text] individuals) living in the peri-urban area of a city with [Formula: see text] inhabitants in the Amazon basin...
May 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782933/whole-genome-sequencing-and-analyses-identify-high-genetic-heterogeneity-and-diversity-of-rotavirus-genotype-p-6-strains-circulating-in-africa
#19
Martin M Nyaga, Yi Tan, Mapaseka L Seheri, Rebecca A Halpin, Asmik Akopov, Karla M Stucker, Nadia B Fedorova, Susmita Shrivastava, A Duncan Steele, Jason M Mwenda, Brett E Pickett, Suman R Das, M Jeffery Mphahlele
Rotavirus A (RVA) exhibits a wide genotype diversity globally. Little is known about the genetic composition of genotype P[6] from Africa. This study investigated possible evolutionary mechanisms leading to genetic diversity of genotype P[6] VP4 sequences. Phylogenetic analyses on 167 P[6] VP4 full-length sequences were conducted, which included six porcine-origin sequences. Of the 167 sequences, 57 were newly acquired through whole genome sequencing as part of this study. The other 110 sequences were all publicly-available global P[6] VP4 full-length sequences downloaded from GenBank...
May 18, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782928/a-mathematical-approach-to-effects-of-ctls-on-cancer-virotherapy-in-the-second-injection-of-virus
#20
A Ashyani, O RabieiMotlagh, H M Mohammadinezhad
This paper proposes a planar delay differential equation for cancer virotherapy. The model simulates the situation in which an oncolytic virus is injected for the second time, and the immune system suppresses the viral infection with a time delay. Our purpose is to provide theoretical conditions so that the therapy can be continued successfully. With the help of the characteristic equation, we examine the singularities and their local stability. Hopf bifurcation is also investigated around the endemic singularity...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
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