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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810894/chikungunya-an-emerging-viral-infection-with-varied-clinical-presentations-in-bangladesh-reports-of-seven-cases
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Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Khwaja Nazim Uddin
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya is an emerging and rapidly spreading viral infection in many parts of the world including Bangladesh. It shares many epidemiological and clinical characteristics with dengue. So, a sound knowledge is required for its detection and differentiation from dengue, specially in endemic regions. CASE PRESENTATION: We present seven confirmed cases of chikungunya having different clinical presentations occurring among middle aged males and females from different socio-economic background in Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh...
August 15, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806786/an-economic-evaluation-of-vector-control-in-the-age-of-a-dengue-vaccine
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Christopher Fitzpatrick, Alexander Haines, Mathieu Bangert, Andrew Farlow, Janet Hemingway, Raman Velayudhan
INTRODUCTION: Dengue is a rapidly emerging vector-borne Neglected Tropical Disease, with a 30-fold increase in the number of cases reported since 1960. The economic cost of the illness is measured in the billions of dollars annually. Environmental change and unplanned urbanization are conspiring to raise the health and economic cost even further beyond the reach of health systems and households. The health-sector response has depended in large part on control of the Aedes aegypti and Ae...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805465/what-we-are-watching-top-global-infectious-disease-threats-2013-2016-an-update-from-cdc-s-global-disease-detection-operations-center
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Kira A Christian, A Danielle Iuliano, Timothy M Uyeki, Eric D Mintz, Stuart T Nichol, Pierre Rollin, J Erin Staples, Ray R Arthur
To better track public health events in areas where the public health system is unable or unwilling to report the event to appropriate public health authorities, agencies can conduct event-based surveillance, which is defined as the organized collection, monitoring, assessment, and interpretation of unstructured information regarding public health events that may represent an acute risk to public health. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Global Disease Detection Operations Center (GDDOC) was created in 2007 to serve as CDC's platform dedicated to conducting worldwide event-based surveillance, which is now highlighted as part of the "detect" element of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)...
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796789/multiple-introductions-of-the-dengue-vector-aedes-aegypti-into-california
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Evlyn Pless, Andrea Gloria-Soria, Benjamin R Evans, Vicki Kramer, Bethany G Bolling, Walter J Tabachnick, Jeffrey R Powell
The yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti inhabits much of the tropical and subtropical world and is a primary vector of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya viruses. Breeding populations of A. aegypti were first reported in California (CA) in 2013. Initial genetic analyses using 12 microsatellites on collections from Northern CA in 2013 indicated the South Central US region as the likely source of the introduction. We expanded genetic analyses of CA A. aegypti by: (a) examining additional Northern CA samples and including samples from Southern CA, (b) including more southern US populations for comparison, and (c) genotyping a subset of samples at 15,698 SNPs...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792176/chikungunya-fever-presenting-as-life-threatening-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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Vimal Kumar, Rujul Jain, Arvind Kumar, Neeraj Nischal, Pankaj Jorwal, Manish Soneja, Sudheer Arava, Naveet Wig
It is well known for Chikungunya fever to present as myriad of skin rash along with usual joint pain and fever, but probably this is the first case report of Chikungunya fever presenting as severe life threatening thrombotic microangiopathy, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura leading to multiple areas of skin necrosis, peripheral digital gangrene, haemolytic anemia, renal failure and severe thrombocytopenia with bleeding. This complication was most likely due to inhibitor autoantibody formation against ADAMTS13 triggered by chikungunya virus leading to thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777313/co-infection-of-mosquitoes-with-chikungunya-and-dengue-viruses-reveals-modulation-of-the-replication-of-both-viruses-in-midguts-and-salivary-glands-of-aedes-aegypti-mosquitoes
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Alain Le Coupanec, Stéphane Tchankouo-Nguetcheu, Pascal Roux, Huot Khun, Michel Huerre, Ronald Morales-Vargas, Margot Enguehard, Dimitri Lavillette, Dorothée Missé, Valérie Choumet
Arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) infections cause several emerging and resurgent infectious diseases in humans and animals. Chikungunya-affected areas often overlap with dengue-endemic areas. Concurrent dengue virus (DENV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infections have been detected in travelers returning from regions of endemicity. CHIKV and DENV co-infected Aedes albopictus have also been collected in the vicinity of co-infected human cases, emphasizing the need to study co-infections in mosquitoes. We thus aimed to study the pathogen-pathogen interaction involved in these co-infections in DENV/CHIKV co-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777090/high-resolution-structure-of-a-kazal-type-serine-protease-inhibitor-from-the-dengue-vector-aedes-aegypti
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Ricardo J S Torquato, Stephen Lu, Nadia Helena Martins, Aparecida S Tanaka, Pedro José Barbosa Pereira
Blood-feeding exoparasites are rich sources of protease inhibitors, and the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which is a vector of Dengue virus, Yellow fever virus, Chikungunya virus and Zika virus, is no exception. AaTI is a single-domain, noncanonical Kazal-type serine proteinase inhibitor from A. aegypti that recognizes both digestive trypsin-like serine proteinases and the central protease in blood clotting, thrombin, albeit with an affinity that is three orders of magnitude lower. Here, the 1.4 Å resolution crystal structure of AaTI is reported from extremely tightly packed crystals (∼22% solvent content), revealing the structural determinants for the observed inhibitory profile of this molecule...
August 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776302/management-of-chikungunya-arthritis
#8
J Kennedy Amaral Pereira, Robert T Schoen
Chikungunya fever (CHIKF) is an emerging viral infection that has spread widely, along with its Aedes vectors, throughout the tropics and beyond, causing explosive epidemics of both acute illness and persistent disabling arthritis. There is an urgent need to mitigate the devastating impact of this illness, through vector control, personal protection, and possibly vaccine development. There is also a need to improve treatment for both acute illness and chronic arthritis. In this review, we will review the emergence of CHIK, what is known about pathogenesis and clinical manifestations, and then focus on current understanding of how to treat individual patients, in particular, those who develop chronic arthritis...
August 3, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772262/evolution-and-emergence-of-pathogenic-viruses-past-present-and-future
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Mohammad K Parvez, Shama Parveen
Incidences of emerging/re-emerging deadly viral infections have significantly affected human health despite extraordinary progress in the area of biomedical knowledge. The best examples are the recurring outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya fever in tropical and sub-tropical regions, the recent epidemic of Zika in the Americas and the Caribbean, and the SARS, MERS, and influenza A outbreaks across the globe. The established natural reservoirs of human viruses are mainly farm animals, and, to a lesser extent, wild animals and arthropods...
August 4, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767976/chikungunya-virus-clinical-aspects-and-treatment-a-review
#10
Rivaldo V da Cunha, Karen S Trinta
Chikungunya is a severe and debilitating disease. Currently, Brazil is experiencing an epidemic caused by three arboviruses, which has changed the way health professionals have diagnosed and treated infected patients. The difficulty of diagnosis and the lack of a protocol for patient treatment, which fits Brazilian health system models, have made it difficult to manage this disease. It is necessary to implement a multidisciplinary network of patient care, in which primary care units play the main role. This review aims to present current information regarding the clinical aspects and treatment of Chikungunya virus infection...
August 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767730/community-context-and-sub-neighborhood-scale-detail-to-explain-dengue-chikungunya-and-zika-patterns-in-cali-colombia
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Amy R Krystosik, Andrew Curtis, Paola Buritica, Jayakrishnan Ajayakumar, Robert Squires, Diana Dávalos, Robinson Pacheco, Madhav P Bhatta, Mark A James
BACKGROUND: Cali, Colombia has experienced chikungunya and Zika outbreaks and hypoendemic dengue. Studies have explained Cali's dengue patterns but lack the sub-neighborhood-scale detail investigated here. METHODS: Spatial-video geonarratives (SVG) with Ministry of Health officials and Community Health Workers were collected in hotspots, providing perspective on perceptions of why dengue, chikungunya and Zika hotspots exist, impediments to control, and social outcomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766466/an-analysis-of-community-perceptions-of-mosquito-borne-disease-control-and-prevention-in-sint-eustatius-caribbean-netherlands
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Teresa E Leslie, Marianne Carson, Els van Coeverden, Kirsten De Klein, Marieta Braks, Anja Krumeich
BACKGROUND: In the Caribbean, mosquito-borne diseases are a public health threat. In Sint Eustatius, dengue, Chikungunya and Zika are now endemic. To control and prevent mosquito-borne diseases, the Sint Eustatius Public Health Department relies on the community to assist with the control of Aedes aegypti mosquito. Unfortunately, community based interventions are not always simple, as community perceptions and responses shape actions and influence behavioural responses Objective: The aim of this study was to determine how the Sint Eustatius population perceives the Aedes aegypti mosquito, mosquito-borne diseases and prevention and control measures and hypothesized that increased knowledge of the virus, vector, control and prevention should result in a lower AQ1 prevalence and incidence of mosquito-borne diseases...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764923/association-of-rs1285933-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-clec5a-gene-with-dengue-severity-and-its-functional-effects
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Caroline Xavier-Carvalho, Renata Duarte da Silva Cezar, Naishe Matos Freire, Carla Mola, Victor Fiesta, Thiago Gomes de Toledo-Pinto, Luciana Gomes Fialho Torres, Rodrigo Feliciano do Carmo, Luydson Richardson Silva Vasconcelos, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Paulo Baptista, Elzinandes Leal de Azeredo, Rivaldo Venâncio da Cunha, Luiz José de Souza, Antonio Guilherme Pacheco, Claire Fernandes Kubelka, Patrícia Moura, Milton Ozorio Moraes
Outbreaks of the Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses, especially in the Americas, pose a global threat due to their rapid spread and difficulty controlling the vector. Extreme phenotypes are often observed, from asymptomatic to severe clinical manifestations, which are well-studied in dengue. Host variations are also important contributors to disease outcomes, and many case-control studies have associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with severe dengue. Here, we found that the TC genotype and T-carriers for SNP rs1285933 in the C-type lectin superfamily member 5 (CLEC5A) gene was associated with severe dengue in a Northern Brazilian population (OR=2...
July 29, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764795/participation-of-14-3-3%C3%AE%C2%B5-and-14-3-3%C3%AE-proteins-in-the-phagocytosis-component-of-cellular-immune-response-in-aedes-mosquito-cell-lines
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Abel Trujillo-Ocampo, Febe Elena Cázares-Raga, Rosa María Del Angel, Fernando Medina-Ramírez, Leopoldo Santos-Argumedo, Mario H Rodríguez, Fidel de la Cruz Hernández-Hernández
BACKGROUND: Better knowledge of the innate immune system of insects will improve our understanding of mosquitoes as potential vectors of diverse pathogens. The ubiquitously expressed 14-3-3 protein family is evolutionarily conserved from yeast to mammals, and at least two isoforms of 14-3-3, the ε and ζ, have been identified in insects. These proteins have been shown to participate in both humoral and cellular immune responses in Drosophila. As mosquitoes of the genus Aedes are the primary vectors for arboviruses, causing several diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika and chikungunya fevers, cell lines derived from these mosquitoes, Aag-2 from Aedes aegypti and C6/36 HT from Aedes albopictus, are currently used to study the insect immune system...
August 1, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763150/pneumonia-in-the-tropics
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REVIEW
Tow Keang Lim, Wen Ting Siow
Pneumonia in the tropics poses a heavy disease burden. The complex interplay of climate change, human migration influences and socio-economic factors lead to changing patterns of respiratory infections in tropical climate but also increasingly in temperate countries. Tropical and poorer countries, especially South East Asia, also bear the brunt of the global tuberculosis (TB) pandemic, accounting for almost one-third of the burden. But, as human migration patterns evolve, we expect to see more TB cases in higher income as well as temperate countries, and rise in infections like scrub typhus from ecotourism activities...
August 1, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760831/a-mosquito-entomoglyceroporin-aedes-aegypti-aqp5-participates-in-water-transport-across-the-malpighian-tubules-of-larvae
#16
Lidiya Misyura, Gil Y Yerushalmi, Andrew Donini
The mosquito, Aedes aegypti, is the primary vector for arboviral diseases such as Zika fever, dengue fever, chikungunya, and yellow fever. The larvae reside in hypo-osmotic freshwater habitats, where they face dilution of their body fluids from osmotic influx of water. The Malpighian tubules help maintain ionic and osmotic homeostasis by removing excess water from the hemolymph, but the transcellular pathway for this movement remains unresolved. Aquaporins are transmembrane channels thought to permit transcellular transport of water from the hemolymph into the Malpighian tubule lumen...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760614/regulatory-considerations-in-development-of-vaccines-to-prevent-disease-caused-by-chikungunya-virus
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REVIEW
Sixun Yang, Doran Fink, Andrea Hulse, R Douglas Pratt
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-transmitted alphavirus. Chikungunya disease (CHIK) in humans is characterized by sudden onset of high fever, cutaneous rash, myalgia and debilitating polyarthralgia. Until recently the virus was considered endemic to only Africa and Asia, but since 2004 CHIK has spread to previously non-endemic regions, including Europe and the Americas, thereby emerging as a global health threat. Although a variety of CHIKV vaccine candidates have been tested in animals, and a few have advanced to human clinical trials, no licensed vaccine is currently available for prevention of disease...
July 28, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760340/synergistic-effects-of-combination-treatment-using-egcg-and-suramin-against-the-chikungunya-virus
#18
Jeng-Wei Lu, Po-Shiuan Hsieh, Chang-Chi Lin, Ming-Kuan Hu, Shih-Ming Huang, Yu-Ming Wang, Chun-Yu Liang, Zhiyuan Gong, Yi-Jung Ho
Chikungunya is a severe disease that results from infection with the chikungunya virus (CHIKV), an arbovirus. Thus, we (1) explored a new approach to combining previously researched drugs that have shown the potential to inhibit CHIKV infection; and (2) demonstrated the antiviral effects of (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and the underlying mechanisms. Specifically, we used U2OS cells infected with CHIVK to assess the synergistic antiviral activities of EGCG and suramin. EGCG presented the ability to inhibit the viral RNA, progeny yield, and cytopathic effect (CPE) of CHIKV and also demonstrated the ability to protect against virus entry, replication, and release...
July 28, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756561/evidence-of-dengue-and-chikungunya-virus-co-infection-and-circulation-of-multiple-dengue-serotypes-in-a-recent-indian-outbreak
#19
S Mukherjee, S K Dutta, S Sengupta, A Tripathi
In India, dengue endemic areas overlap with chikungunya-affected areas and both the viruses are transmitted by same vector, Aedes aegypti - thereby increasing opportunity of co-infection by both viruses. Present study was carried out to understand the DENV-CHIKV infection dynamics during recent outbreaks in eastern India (West Bengal state) and its implication on disease manifestations. Blood was collected from 326 symptomatic febrile patients. Patients' serum was subjected to serological diagnosis for presence of anti-dengue-IgM, anti-chikungunya-IgM antibodies and dengue-NS1 antigen by ELISA...
July 29, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755145/mosquito-control-with-green-nanopesticides-towards-the-one-health-approach-a-review-of-non-target-effects
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Giovanni Benelli, Filippo Maggi, Roman Pavela, Kadarkarai Murugan, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Riccardo Petrelli, Loredana Cappellacci, Suresh Kumar, Anders Hofer, Mohammad Reza Youssefi, Abdullah A Alarfaj, Jiang-Shiou Hwang, Akon Higuchi
The rapid spread of highly aggressive arboviruses, parasites, and bacteria along with the development of resistance in the pathogens and parasites, as well as in their arthropod vectors, represents a huge challenge in modern parasitology and tropical medicine. Eco-friendly vector control programs are crucial to fight, besides malaria, the spread of dengue, West Nile, chikungunya, and Zika virus, as well as other arboviruses such as St. Louis encephalitis and Japanese encephalitis. However, research efforts on the control of mosquito vectors are experiencing a serious lack of eco-friendly and highly effective pesticides, as well as the limited success of most biocontrol tools currently applied...
July 28, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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