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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434995/an-sir-dengue-transmission-model-with-seasonal-effects-and-impulsive-control
#1
Joseph Páez Chávez, Thomas Götz, Stefan Siegmund, Karunia Putra Wijaya
In recent decades, Dengue fever and its deadly complications, such as Dengue hemorrhagic fever, have become one of the major mosquito-transmitted diseases, with an estimate of 390 million cases occurring annually in over 100 tropical and subtropical countries, most of which belonging to the developing world. Empirical evidence indicates that the most effective mechanism to reduce Dengue infections is to combat the disease-carrying vector, which is often implemented via chemical pesticides to destroy mosquitoes in their adult or larval stages...
April 20, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416464/microbiological-quality-of-water-in-a-city-with-persistent-and-recurrent-waterborne-diseases-under-tropical-sub-rural-conditions-the-case-of-kikwit-city-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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Alexis B Nienie, Periyasamy Sivalingam, Amandine Laffite, Patience Ngelinkoto, Jean-Paul Otamonga, Alphonse Matand, Crispin K Mulaji, Emmanuel M Biey, Pius T Mpiana, John Poté
The availability of safe drinking water in sub-Saharan countries remains a major challenge because poor sanitation has been the cause of various outbreaks of waterborne disease due to the poor microbiological quality of water used for domestic purposes. The faecal indicator bacteria (FIB) used in the present study included Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Enterococcus (ENT). FIB and aerobic mesophilic bacteria (AMB) were quantified during July 2015 (dry season) and November 2015 (rainy season) in order to assess the quality of drinking water from wells (n=3; P1-P3), and two rivers, the River Lukemi (RLK, n=3) and River Luini (RLN, n=2) in the city of Kikwit, which is located in the province of Kwilu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412927/widespread-subcutaneous-necrosis-in-spotted-fever-group-rickettsioses-from-the-coastal-belt-of-sri-lanka-a-case-report
#3
Nathasha Luke, Hasini Munasinghe, Lakshmi Balasooriya, Ranjan Premaratna
BACKGROUND: Spotted fever group rickettsioses (SFGR) transmitted mostly by ticks are increasingly discovered around the World and some of them are either re-emerging or emerging in Sri Lanka. Accidental human infections caused by these vector borne zoonotic diseases generally give rise to nonspecific acute febrile illnesses which can be complicated by multi organ involvement carrying high morbidity and mortality. Nonspecific clinical features and non-availability of early diagnostic facilities are known to result in delay in the diagnosis of rickettsial infections...
April 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406093/antiviral-activity-of-nobiletin-against-chikungunya-virus-in-vitro
#4
Shih-Chao Lin, Mei-Chun Chen, Shiming Li, Chi-Chen Lin, Tony T Wang
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), a highly contagious re-emerging virus, is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. CHIKV is prevalent in tropical countries and is continuing to creep farther north into temperate areas. CHIKV is responsible for induction of Chikungunya Fever (CF) and severe joint stiffness with the capability of developing into bilateral and systemic arthralgia or even encephalitis. Despite the high morbidity rate, no approved antiviral drug is available. Therefore, an anti-CHIKV therapy is necessary to control this disease...
April 13, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367888/the-first-isolation-of-zika-virus-from-a-japanese-patient-who-returned-to-japan-from-fiji-in-2016
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Masakatsu Taira, Tomoko Ogawa, Haruna Nishijima, Kojiro Yamamoto, Chiemi Hotta, Mamiko Akita, Shigeru Tajima, Masayuki Saijo
Outbreaks of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in tropical and subtropical regions are cause of worldwide concern and represents a public health emergency. ZIKV was isolated from a 17-year-old patient with fever and maculopapular rash. The patient returned to Japan from the Republic of Fiji in late April 2016. The complete genome sequence of the ZIKV isolate, ZIKV/Hu/S36/Chiba/2016, which might be the first strain to be isolated in Japan, was determined and reported.
March 28, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359829/feeding-behavior-of-mimomyia-etorleptiomyia-luzonensis-ludlow-1905-diptera-culicidae-in-peninsular-malaysia
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Kamil A Braima, M Muslimin, Amir-Ridhwan M Ghazali, F Wan-Nor, J J Wilson, J Jeffery, N M Abdul-Aziz
Mosquitoes are vectors of various human diseases in the tropics including yellow fever, dengue, malaria and West Nile virus. Mosquitoes can act as vectors between wildlife and humans, which is particularly important for diseases where wild animals serve as reservoirs of parasites in the absence of human infections. Research has mainly focused on the medical impacts of Anopheles, Aedes, Mansonia and Culex, however, very little attention has been directed towards other mosquito genera, especially those which act as vectors of diseases of wildlife...
March 27, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355620/imported-dengue-fever-in-east-london-a-6-year-retrospective-observational-study
#7
Anna Riddell, Zahir Osman Eltahir Babiker
Background: Dengue fever (DF) is a frequently imported arthropod-borne infection in the United Kingdom but its broad range of clinical presentations makes it potentially unrecognized by clinicians. Methods: We conducted a 6-year retrospective case note review of laboratory confirmed DF patients in East London in the period from 1 January 2010 through 31 December 2015. Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory features of imported DF were described. Risk factors associated with viraemic DF presentations were assessed...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355615/bordetella-pertussis-infections-in-travelers-data-from-the-geosentinel-global-network
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Felipe Barbosa, Elizabeth D Barnett, Philippe Gautret, Patricia Schlagenhauf, Perry J J van Genderen, Martin P Grobusch, Bradley A Connor, Davidson H Hamer, Natasha S Hochberg
Background: Pertussis is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable respiratory infection that is endemic worldwide. There are limited data regarding the occurrence of pertussis in travelers. The objective of this study is to identify travel-related pertussis cases reported to the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network. Methods: This is a descriptive, retrospective analysis of GeoSentinel records from 25 travel/tropical medicine clinics in 16 countries. Frequencies of demographic and travel-related characteristics and symptoms of 74 cases of pertussis in travelers and new immigrants from 1999 to 2015 were analysed...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352047/larvicidal-activity-of-ottonia-anisum-metabolites-against-aedes-aegypti-a-potential-natural-alternative-source-for-mosquito-vector-control-in-brazil
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André M Marques, Leosvaldo S Velozo, Michelle A Carvalho, Michele T Serdeiro, Nildimar A Honório, Maria Auxiliadora C Kaplan, Marise Maleck
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Aedes aegypti mosquito is the principal vector of the viruses responsible for urban yellow fever, dengue, dengue haemorrhagic fever, as well as Zika and chikungunya in Brazil. The present study was aimed to investigate the insecticidal potential of the extract and fractions of Ottonia anisum, along with special metabolites isolated from it, as natural alternatives against larvae (L3) of Ae. aegypti, vector of potentially deadly tropical infections in Brazil. METHODS: The plant species O...
January 2017: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351287/neuromelioidosis-a-series-of-seven-cases-in-hainan-province-china
#10
Yuefu Zhan, Yehua Wu, Qun Li, Anle Yu
Melioidosis, which is caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is predominately a disease of tropical climates and is especially widespread in south-east Asia and northern Australia. Melioidosis affecting the central nervous system has a low incidence but a high mortality. We present seven cases of neuromelioidosis and analyze the disease characteristics and imaging features. Typical clinical features of this disease included high fever and headache. Five patients had an irregular fever with a temperature ≥ 39℃...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350402/metabolomics-approach-for-multibiomarkers-determination-to-investigate-dengue-virus-infection-in-human-patients
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Nurul Shahfiza, Hasnah Osman, Tang Thean Hock, Abdel-Hamid Zaki Abdel-Hamid
BACKGROUND: Dengue is one of the major public health problems in the world, affecting more than fifty million cases in tropical and subtropical region every year. The metabolome, as pathophysiological end-points, provide significant understanding of the mechanism and progression of dengue pathogenesis via changes in the metabolite profile of infected patients. Recent developments in diagnostic technologies provide metabolomics for the early detection of infectious diseases. METHODS: The mid-stream urine was collected from 96 patients diagnosed with dengue fever at Penang General Hospital (PGH) and 50 healthy volunteers...
March 30, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348801/chromobacterium-violaceum-infection-in-chronic-granulomatous-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Zaal Meher-Homji, Rekha Pai Mangalore, Paul D R Johnson, Kyra Y L Chua
Introduction.Chromobacterium violaceum is an opportunistic human pathogen, associated with significant mortality, and has been reported in patients with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD), a genetic condition causing impaired phagocytosis. Case presentation. A 28-year-old man with a history of CGD presented with fever, pharyngitis, cervical lymphadenopathy and internal jugular vein thrombosis, following travel to the rural Solomon Islands. C. violaceum was recovered from his blood. The patient recovered after treatment with meropenem and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole...
January 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341392/novel-synthesis-of-gold-nanoparticles-using-artemisia-vulgaris-l-leaf-extract-and-their-efficacy-of-larvicidal-activity-against-dengue-fever-vector-aedes-aegypti-l
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B Sundararajan, B D Ranjitha Kumari
The Aedes aegypti L. mosquito transmits dengue and yellow fever, which cause millions of death every year. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread worldwide particularly in countries with tropical and subtropical climates areas. The present study denotes a simple and eco-friendly biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles using Artemisia vulgaris L. leaf extract as reducing agent. The synthesized gold nanoparticles were characterized by UV-Visible Spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Zeta Potential (ZP), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335329/nanoparticle-based-delivery-of-anaplasma-marginale-membrane-proteins-virb9-1-and-virb10-produced-in-the-pichia-pastoris-expression-system
#14
Bing Zhang, Antonio S Cavallaro, Karishma T Mody, Jun Zhang, James R Deringer, Wendy C Brown, Timothy J Mahony, Chengzhong Yu, Neena Mitter
Bovine anaplasmosis or cattle-tick fever is a tick-borne haemolytic disease caused by the rickettsial haemoparasite Anaplasma marginale in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. While difficult to express, the proteins VirB9-1 and VirB10 are immunogenic components of the outer membrane type IV secretion system that have been identified as candidate antigens for vaccines targeting of A. marginale. Soluble VirB9-1 and VirB10 were successfully expressed using Pichia pastoris. When formulated with the self-adjuvanting silica vesicles, SV-100 (diameter: 50 nm, and pore entrance size: 6 nm), 200 µg of VirB9-1 and VirB10 were adsorbed per milligram of nanoparticle...
November 5, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327792/vegetation-loss-and-the-2016-oropouche-fever-outbreak-in-peru
#15
Daniel Romero-Alvarez, Luis E Escobar
BACKGROUND: Oropouche virus causes Oropouche fever, an arboviral disease transmitted mainly by midges of the genus Culicoides and Culex mosquitoes. Clinical presentation of Oropouche fever in humans includes fever, headache, rash, myalgia, and in rare cases spontaneous bleeding and aseptic meningitis. Landscape change has been proposed as a driver of Oropouche fever emergence. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the landscape epidemiology of the Oropouche fever outbreak that began in April 2016 in Cusco, Peru...
April 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316881/occurrence-of-concurrent-infections-with-multiple-serotypes-of-dengue-viruses-during-2013-2015-in-northern-kerala-india
#16
Manchala Nageswar Reddy, Ranjeet Dungdung, Lathika Valliyott, Rajendra Pilankatta
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a global human public health threat, causing severe morbidity and mortality. The occurrence of sequential infection by more than one serotype of dengue virus (DENV) is a major contributing factor for the induction of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) and Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS), two major medical conditions caused by DENV infection. However, there is no specific drug or vaccine available against dengue infection. There are reports indicating the increased incidence of concurrent infection of dengue in several tropical and subtropical regions...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301523/assessment-of-optimal-strategies-in-a-two-patch-dengue-transmission-model-with-seasonality
#17
Jung Eun Kim, Hyojung Lee, Chang Hyeong Lee, Sunmi Lee
Emerging and re-emerging dengue fever has posed serious problems to public health officials in many tropical and subtropical countries. Continuous traveling in seasonally varying areas makes it more difficult to control the spread of dengue fever. In this work, we consider a two-patch dengue model that can capture the movement of host individuals between and within patches using a residence-time matrix. A previous two-patch dengue model without seasonality is extended by adding host demographics and seasonal forcing in the transmission rates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295179/platelets-and-infections-in-the-resource-limited-countries-with-a-focus-on-malaria-and-viral-haemorrhagic-fevers
#18
REVIEW
Jecko Thachil
Infections continue to cause a high incidence of mortality and morbidity in resource-poor nations. Although antimicrobial therapy has aided mostly in dealing with the pathogenic micro-organisms themselves, the collateral damage caused by the infections continue to cause many deaths. Intensive care support and manipulation of the hosts' abnormal response to the infection have helped to improve mortality in well-resourced countries. But, in those areas with limited resources, this is not yet the case and simpler methods of diagnosis and interventions are required...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279633/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-rare-cause-of-lymphadenopathy-in-africa-description-of-the-first-case-in-senegal-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
C-A Lame, B Loum, A-K Fall, J Cucherousset, A-R Ndiaye
INTRODUCTION: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a benign disease most commonly affecting adult females. It generally presents in the form of febrile cervical lymphadenopathy. This diagnosis must be considered in the setting of tropical medicine, dominated by a high prevalence of tuberculous lymphadenitis and haematological malignancies. CASE REPORT: The authors report the case of a 33-year-old Senegalese woman who presented with subacute cervical lymphadenopathy associated with fever and laboratory signs of inflammation...
March 6, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271980/mosquito-borne-diseases-and-omics-salivary-gland-proteome-of-the-female-aedes-aegypti-mosquito
#20
Rakhi Dhawan, Manish Kumar, Ajeet Kumar Mohanty, Gourav Dey, Jayshree Advani, T S Keshava Prasad, Ashwani Kumar
The female Aedes aegypti mosquito is an important vector for several tropical and subtropical diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika and yellow fever. The disease viruses infect the mosquito and subsequently spread to the salivary glands after which the viruses can be transmitted to humans with probing or feeding by the mosquito. Omics systems sciences offer the opportunity to characterize vectors and can inform disease surveillance, vector control and development of innovative diagnostics, personalized medicines, vaccines, and insecticide targets...
January 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
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