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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792875/modelling-the-skip-and-resurgence-of-japanese-encephalitis-epidemics-in-hong-kong
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Shi Zhao, Yijun Lou, Alice P Y Chiu, Daihai He
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a zoonotic mosquito-borne virus, persisting in pigs, Ardeid birds and Culex mosquitoes. It is endemic to China and Southeastern Asia. The case-fatality ratio (CFR) or the rate of permanent psychiatric sequelae is 30% among symptomatic patients. There were no reported local JEV human cases between 2006 to 2010 in Hong Kong, but it was followed by a resurgence of cases from 2011 to 2017. The mechanism behind this "skip-and-resurgence" patterns is unclear. This work aims to reveal the mechanism behind the "skip-and-resurgence" patterns using mathematical modelling and likelihood-based inference techniques...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792860/diphenyleneiodonium-enhances-oxidative-stress-and-inhibits-japanese-encephalitis-virus-induced-autophagy-and-er-stress-pathways
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Manish Sharma, Kiran Bala Sharma, Shailendra Chauhan, Sankar Bhattacharyya, Sudhanshu Vrati, Manjula Kalia
Diphenyleneiodonium (DPI) and N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), two widely used anti-oxidants, were employed to evaluate the role of oxidative stress in Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) induced autophagy, stress responses and replication. DPI and NAC exerted opposite effects on ROS levels in JEV infected mouse neuronal cells (Neuro2a), mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) and human epithelial cells (HeLa). While NAC effectively quenched ROS, DPI enhanced ROS levels, suggesting that DPI induces oxidative stress in JEV infected cells...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791951/nervous-system-infections-and-the-global-traveler
#3
Savina Reid, Haley Thompson, Kiran T Thakur
Neurological complications of infectious diseases are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. It is imperative that neurologists be up-to-date on current developments including typical and atypical presentations of neurological infections in travelers, diagnostic and treatment recommendations, and emerging pathogen resistance patterns to avoid fatal outcomes and long-term sequelae. This article will address concepts of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, and will provide updates on the neurological manifestations of select emerging and reemerging infections, including Ebola virus, bacterial meningitis, enterovirus 71, Zika virus, cerebral malaria, and Japanese encephalitis...
April 2018: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789537/detection-of-japanese-encephalitis-virus-rna-in-human-throat-samples-in-laos-a-pilot-study
#4
Tehmina Bharucha, Onanong Sengvilaipaseuth, Malee Seephonelee, Malavanh Vongsouvath, Manivanh Vongsouvath, Sayaphet Rattanavong, Géraldine Piorkowski, Marc Lecuit, Christopher Gorman, Jean-David Pommier, Paul N Newton, Xavier de Lamballerie, Audrey Dubot-Pérès
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is the most commonly identified cause of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Asia. The WHO recommended test is anti-JEV IgM-antibody-capture-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay (JEV MAC-ELISA). However, data suggest this has low positive predictive value, with false positives related to other Flavivirus infections and vaccination. JEV RT-PCR in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and/or serum is highly specific, but is rarely positive; 0-25% of patients that fulfil the WHO definition of JE (clinical Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and JEV MAC-ELISA positive)...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784969/north-american-domestic-pigs-are-susceptible-to-experimental-infection-with-japanese-encephalitis-virus
#5
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/29784468/vaccines-and-the-risk-of-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis
#6
Yong Chen, Fubao Ma, Yuanling Xu, Xuhua Chu, Jinlin Zhang
BACKGROUND: It is important to examine the risk of Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) after vaccination. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study between January 2011 and December 2015. Four controls per case were matched for age, gender, address. An independent expert committee validated the diagnoses of cases and controls. Data on vaccinations were obtained from computerized vaccination records. The analyses were conducted with the use of conditional logistic regression...
May 18, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768623/entomological-investigation-of-japanese-encephalitis-outbreak-in-malkangiri-district-of-odisha-state-india
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Sudhansu Sekhar Sahu, Smrutidhara Dash, Thankachy Sonia, Subramaniam Muthukumaravel, Thirumal Sankari, Kasinathan Gunasekaran, Purushothaman Jambulingam
BACKGROUND: A severe outbreak of Japanese encephalitis (JE) and acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) with high case fatality was reported from Malkangiri district of Odisha state, India during September to November 2016 affecting 336 children with 103 deaths. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the outbreak in the light of entomological determinants. METHODS: Entomological investigation was carried out in 48 villages from four mostly affected Community Health Centres (CHCs) of Malkangiri district...
May 14, 2018: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760190/tick-borne-encephalitis-virus-nonstructural-protein-ns5-induces-rantes-expression-dependent-on-the-rna-dependent-rna-polymerase-activity
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Zifeng Zheng, Jieyu Yang, Xuan Jiang, Yalan Liu, Xiaowei Zhang, Mei Li, Mudan Zhang, Ming Fu, Kai Hu, Hanzhong Wang, Min-Hua Luo, Peng Gong, Qinxue Hu
Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) is one of the flaviviruses that targets the CNS and causes encephalitis in humans. The mechanism of TBEV that causes CNS destruction remains unclear. It has been reported that RANTES-mediated migration of human blood monocytes and T lymphocytes is specifically induced in the brain of mice infected with TBEV, which causes ensuing neuroinflammation and may contribute to brain destruction. However, the viral components responsible for RANTES induction and the underlying mechanisms remain to be fully addressed...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748549/genotype-i-of-japanese-encephalitis-virus-virus-like-particles-elicit-sterilizing-immunity-against-genotype-i-and-iii-viral-challenge-in-swine
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Yi-Chin Fan, Jo-Mei Chen, Jen-Wei Lin, Yi-Ying Chen, Guan-Hong Wu, Kuan-Hsuan Su, Ming-Tang Chiou, Shang-Rung Wu, Ji-Hang Yin, Jiunn-Wang Liao, Gwong-Jen J Chang, Shyan-Song Chiou
Swine are a critical amplifying host involved in human Japanese encephalitis (JE) outbreaks. Cross-genotypic immunogenicity and sterile protection are important for the current genotype III (GIII) virus-derived vaccines in swine, especially now that emerging genotype I (GI) JE virus (JEV) has replaced GIII virus as the dominant strain. Herein, we aimed to develop a system to generate GI JEV virus-like particles (VLPs) and evaluate the immunogenicity and protection of the GI vaccine candidate in mice and specific pathogen-free swine...
May 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746378/acute-encephalitis-syndrome-in-gorakhpur-uttar-pradesh-2016-clinical-and-laboratory-findings
#10
Mahima Mittal, Vijay Bondre, Manoj Murhekar, Hirawati Deval, Winsley Rose, Valsan Philip Verghese, Mahim Mittal, Gajanan Patil, R Sabarinathan, Jeromie Wesley Vivian Thangaraj, K Kanagasabai, John Antony Jude Prakash, Nivedita Gupta, Manish Gupte, Mohan D Gupte
BACKGROUND: Seasonal outbreaks of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) with high fatality have been occurring in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India for several years. We conducted investigations during the 2016 outbreak, to identify the etiology. METHODS: We included 407 hospitalized AES patients with CSF pleocytosis (>5 cells/cmm) in our study. These patients were clinically examined; their blood and CSF samples were collected and investigated for scrub typhus (ST), Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), dengue virus and spotted fever group of rickettsia (SFGR) by serology and/or PCR...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742002/shedding-of-japanese-encephalitis-virus-in-oral-fluid-of-infected-swine
#11
Amy C Lyons, Yan-Jang S Huang, So Lee Park, Victoria B Ayers, Susan M Hettenbach, Stephen Higgs, D Scott McVey, Leela Noronha, Wei-Wen Hsu, Dana L Vanlandingham
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a zoonotic mosquito-borne flavivirus endemic in the Asia-Pacific region. Maintenance of JEV in nature involves enzootic transmission by competent Culex mosquitoes among susceptible avian and swine species. Historically, JEV has been regarded as one of the most important arthropod-borne viruses in Southeast Asia. Oronasal shedding of JEV from infected amplification hosts was not recognized until the recent discovery of vector-free transmission of JEV among domestic pigs. In this study, oral shedding of JEV was characterized in domestic pigs and miniature swine representing the feral phenotype...
May 9, 2018: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741995/an-outbreak-of-japanese-encephalitis-in-adults-in-northern-china-2013-a-population-based-study
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Xiaolong Li, Xiaoyan Gao, Shihong Fu, Huanyu Wang, Zhi Lu, Ying He, Wenwen Lei, Guodong Liang
BACKGROUND: A Japanese encephalitis (JE) epidemic occurred in 2013 in China. The aim of this study was to determine the spatial-temporal pattern of JE cases in adults occurring in 2013, as well as identify potential hotspots of incidences in the afflicted regions in China. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To generate a spatial-temporal pattern of JE cases in China, epidemiological and demographic data between 2011 and 2013 were collected. Our results indicate that the total number of JE cases in 2013 was significantly higher compared with those in 2011 and 2012...
May 9, 2018: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741721/update-from-the-advisory-committee-on-immunization-practices
#13
Sean T O'Leary, David W Kimberlin, Yvonne A Maldonado
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a group of medical and public health experts, meets 3 times per year to develop recommendations for vaccine use in the United States. The group has 15 voting members, each of whom is appointed to a 4-year term. ACIP members and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff discuss the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccine research, effectiveness, safety data, and clinical trial results. The ACIP met on October 25 and 26, 2017, to discuss herpes zoster vaccine, the child/adolescent and adult vaccination schedules, Japanese encephalitis (JE) epidemiology and vaccines, pneumococcal vaccines, anthrax vaccines and disaster preparedness, hepatitis A outbreaks, influenza surveillance and vaccination coverage, vaccine safety, and considerations for a potential third dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to combat ongoing mumps outbreaks...
May 7, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741521/an-outbreak-of-japanese-encephalitis-in-a-non-endemic-region-of-north-east-india
#14
H McNaughton, A Singh, S A Khan
Background There are few comprehensive reports of epidemic Japanese encephalitis in a previously unaffected region. We report our experience of a first-ever outbreak of it in Sonitpur District, Assam, India, with 45 laboratorycon confirmed cases at a single hospital. Method Between 2 July and 11 August 2008, patients meeting the WHO definition of acute encephalitis syndrome were assessed in a single hospital and had tests including blood and cerebrospinal fluid for Japanese encephalitis antibody titres. Results Ninety-six cases meeting the definition of acute encephalitis syndrome were identified with 45 cases of Japanese encephalitis confirmed by cerebrospinal fluid or blood results...
March 2018: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740970/japanese-encephalitis-circulation-pattern-in-swine-of-northern-vietnam-and-consequences-for-swine-s-vaccination-recommendations
#15
A-S Ruget, C Beck, A Gabassi, K Trevennec, S Lecollinet, V Chevalier, J Cappelle
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is the largest worldwide cause of infectious encephalitis in humans and is caused by a mosquito-borne flavivirus. JE transmission cycle involves Culex mosquitoes, pigs and aquatic birds as principal vertebrate amplifying hosts. JE infection is responsible for reproductive disorder in pigs when occurring after sexual maturity. In tropical areas, JE is endemic and the majority of pigs get infected before the age of 6 months. However, in subtropical areas, pigs may be infected after sexual maturity and thus experience clinical signs, inducing economic loss...
May 8, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718435/japanese-encephalitis-the-vectors-ecology-and-potential-for-expansion
#16
James C Pearce, Tristan P Learoyd, Benjamin J Langendorf, James G Logan
Background: Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a viral disease predominantly located in South East Asia and commonly associated with transmission between amplifying hosts, such as pigs, and the mosquito Culex tritaeniorhynchus, where human infection represents a dead end in the life cycle of the virus. The expansion of JE beyond an Asiatic confine is dependent on a multitude of complex factors that stem back to genetic subtype variation. A complex interplay of the genetic variation and vector competencies combine with variables such as geography, climate change and urbanization...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718434/recent-and-historical-trends-in-the-epidemiology-of-japanese-encephalitis-and-its-implication-for-risk-assessment-in-travellers
#17
Lars Lindquist
Japanese encephalitis is a major disease in many countries in Asia often visited by both leisure and non-leisure travellers. Although reported cases of Japanese apoptosis (JE) in travellers are relatively few, there are indications that both the number of cases might be underreported and that changes in the epidemiological situation in these parts of Asia may increase the risk, especially non-leisure travellers. Although JE mainly is considered a rural disease urban cases are seen the large economic growth and urbanization of previously rural areas in many for JE high-endemic areas may further add to the risk for JE, especially for business travellers, when visiting newly established peri-urban areas...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708542/a-simple-flow-cytometry-based-assay-to-determine-in-vitro-antibody-dependent-enhancement-of-dengue-virus-using-zika-virus-convalescent-serum
#18
William G Valiant, Joseph J Mattapallil
Antibody dependent enhancement of infection has been shown to play a major role in Dengue viral pathogenesis. Traditional assays that measure the capacity of antibodies or serum to enhance infection in impermissible cell lines have relied on using viral output in the media followed by plaque assays to quantify infection. More recently, these assays have examined Dengue virus (DENV) infection in the cell lines using fluorescently labeled antibodies. Both these approaches have limitations that restrict the widespread use of these techniques...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704821/chemokine-receptor-antagonist-block-inflammation-and-therapy-japanese-encephalitis-virus-infection-in-mouse-model
#19
Ke Liu, Changguang Xiao, Feifei Wang, Xiao Xiang, Anni Ou, Jianchao Wei, Beibei Li, Donghua Shao, Denian Miao, Fanfan Zhao, Gang Long, Yafeng Qiu, Huaimin Zhu, Zhiyong Ma
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a viral encephalitis disease caused by infection with the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). The virus can cross the blood-brain barrier and cause death or long-term sequela in infected humans or animals. In this study, we first investigated the distribution of JEV infection in brain and further analyzed the dynamic change in inflammation related genes, chemokines, as well as pathological characteristics. Results demonstrated that CCR2 and CCR5 antagonist could significantly inhibit the inflammation...
April 25, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703709/effectiveness-of-japanese-encephalitis-sa-14-14-2-live-attenuated-vaccine-among-indian-children-retrospective-1-4-matched-case-control-study
#20
Babasaheb V Tandale, Siraj A Khan, Komal P Kushwaha, Helina Rahman, Milind M Gore
OBJECTIVES: We estimate the effectiveness of Japanese encephalitis (JE) SA 14-14-2 live-attenuated vaccination single dose campaign among children aged 1-15 years in India during 2006-07. METHODS: Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) cases hospitalized following vaccination campaigns during the years 2006-08 were investigated retrospectively. The laboratory-confirmed JE cases were detected from the surveillance laboratories based on anti-JE IgM antibody by ELISA or viral RNA detection by RT-PCR in sera or cerebrospinal fluid...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Infection and Public Health
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