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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131594/detection-of-borrelia-miyamotoi-and-other-tick-borne-pathogens-in-human-clinical-specimens-and-ixodes-scapularis-ticks-in-new-york-state-2012-2015
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Danielle Wroblewski, Linda Gebhardt, Melissa A Prusinski, Lisa J Meehan, Tanya A Halse, Kimberlee A Musser
Borrelia miyamotoi (Bm) is a recently emerging bacterial agent transmitted by several species of ixodid ticks. Diagnosis of Bm infection can be challenging, as the organism is not easily cultivable. We have developed and validated a multiplex real-time PCR to simultaneously identify Bm infection and the agents causing human granulocytic anaplasmosis and human monocytic ehrlichiosis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Ehrlichia chaffeensis, respectively. The assay is 100% specific; highly sensitive, detecting 11 gene copies of Bm DNA in both whole blood and cerebral spinal fluid; and provides rapid results in less than two hours...
January 16, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076469/scoring-clinical-signs-can-help-diagnose-canine-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-a-highly-endemic-area-in-brazil
#2
Kleverton Ribeiro da Silva, Vitor Rosa Ramos de Mendonça, Kellen Matuzzy Silva, Leopoldo Fabrício Marçal do Nascimento, Antonio Ferreira Mendes-Sousa, Flaviane Alves de Pinho, Manoel Barral-Netto, Aldina Maria Prado Barral, Maria do Socorro Pires E Cruz
Canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) diagnosis is still a challenge in endemic areas with limited diagnostic resources. This study proposes a score with the potential to distinguish positive CVL cases from negative ones. We studied 265 dogs that tested positive for CVL on ELISA and parasitological tests. A score ranging between 0 and 19 was recorded on the basis of clinical signs. Dogs with CVL had an overall higher positivity of the majority of clinical signs than did dogs without CVL or with ehrlichiosis. Clinical signs such as enlarged lymph nodes (83...
January 1, 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055326/prevalence-and-distribution-of-human-and-tick-infections-with-the-ehrlichia-muris-like-agent-and-anaplasma-phagocytophilum-in-wisconsin-2009-2015
#3
Darby S Murphy, Xia Lee, Scott R Larson, Diep K Hoang Johnson, Theoren Loo, Susan M Paskewitz
Ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis are important emerging tickborne zoonoses that affect both humans and animals. Knowledge of the geographic distribution and prevalence of Ehrlichia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Wisconsin is important information as a baseline for future comparisons. Reported human cases between 2009 and 2015 were identified using the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) and mapped by county of residence. Vector surveillance was established using ticks collected from animals by partners, including veterinary medical clinics, domestic animal shelters, and wildlife rehabilitation centers from 40 Wisconsin counties...
January 5, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036138/early-diagnosis-of-ehrlichia-ewingii-infection-in-a-lung-transplant-recipient-by-peripheral-blood-smear
#4
Hariharan Regunath, Christian Rojas-Moreno, Juan P Olano, Richard D Hammer, William Salzer
Ehrlichiosis in lung transplant (LT) recipients is associated with severe outcomes. Ehrlichia ewingii is a less frequent cause of symptomatic ehrlichiosis, characterized by cytoplasmic inclusions (morulae) within circulating neutrophils. We report a case of E. ewingii infection in a LT recipient diagnosed promptly by blood smear exam and confirmed with molecular studies. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 30, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034594/awareness-of-tick-borne-disease-and-compliance-with-using-tick-preventive-products-of-dog-owners-in-hong-kong
#5
Maureen V Boost, Choi-Yin Tung, Claudia Hoi-Ki Ip, July Fung-Oi Man, Toni Wing-Tung Hui, Candy Fung-Yee Leung, Maggie Yuen-Wa Mak, Queeny Yuen, Margaret M O'Donoghue
Tick-borne disease in dogs is common in South-east Asia and includes babesiosis and ehrlichiosis. These diseases can be largely prevented by compliant use of tick preventive products. This study investigated knowledge of ticks and tick-borne disease and use of tick preventive agents by a large sample of dog owners in Hong Kong. A total of 492 valid questionnaires were completed by owners attending veterinary practices, approached by researchers at common dog-walking areas, or targeted via local social media sites for pet owners...
December 21, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011735/occurrence-of-amblyomma-americanum-acari-ixodidae-and-human-infection-with-ehrlichia-chaffeensis-in-wisconsin-2008-2015
#6
Megan Christenson, Xia Lee, Scott Larson, Diep Hoang Johnson, Julia Jensen, Megan Meller, Susan Paskewitz
Because of the increasing incidence of human ehrlichiosis in Wisconsin, we assessed reports of human infections by Ehrlichia chaffeensis and the distribution of its vector, the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum (L.)). From 2008 through 2015, 158 probable and confirmed human cases of E. chaffeensis infections were reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Five cases without travel history outside of Wisconsin were confirmed as E. chaffeensis by polymerase chain reaction. Surveillance for the vector occurred from 2008 through 2015 and was based on active and passive methods, including examination of white-tailed deer, collections from live-trapped small mammals, submissions of ticks removed from wild and domestic animals through the Wisconsin Surveillance of Animals for Ticks (SWAT) program, digital or physical submissions by the public to the University of Wisconsin Insect Diagnostic or Medical Entomology laboratories, and active tick dragging...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977689/tick-borne-diseases-in-turkey-a-review-based-on-one-health-perspective
#7
REVIEW
Abdullah Inci, Alparslan Yildirim, Onder Duzlu, Mehmet Doganay, Serap Aksoy
The importance of tick-borne diseases is increasing all over the world, including Turkey. Global warming, environmental and ecological changes and the existence of suitable habitats increase the impact of ticks and result in frequent emergence or re-emergence of tick-borne diseases (TBDs) with zoonotic characteristics. In Turkey, almost 19 TBDs have been reported in animals and men, involving four protozoa (babesiosis, theileriosis, cytauxzoonosis, hepatozoonosis), one filarial nematode (acanthocheilonemasis), ten bacterial agents (anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, aegyptianellosis, tick-borne typhus, Candidatus Rickettsia vini, Lyme borreliosis, tick-borne relapsing fever [TBRF], tularaemia, bartonellosis, and hemoplasmosis), and four viral infections (tick-borne encephalitis [TBE], Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever [CCHF], louping-ill [LI], and lumpy skin disease [LSD])...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929218/emerging-vector-borne-diseases
#8
Mark K Huntington, Jay Allison, Dilip Nair
Several mosquito-borne viral infections have recently emerged in North America; West Nile virus is the most common in the United States. Although West Nile virus generally causes a self-limited, flulike febrile illness, a serious neuroinvasive form may occur. Dengue is the most common vector-borne viral disease worldwide, and it has been a significant public health threat in the United States since 2009. Known as breakbone fever for its severe myalgias and arthralgias, dengue may cause a hemorrhagic syndrome...
October 1, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914739/infection-by-mycobacterium-bovis-in-a-dog-from-brazil
#9
Vivianne Cambuí Figueiredo Rocha, Salomão Cambuí de Figueiredo, Cesar Alejandro Rodriguez Rosales, Camila Dias Porto, Julio Lopes Sequeira, José Soares Ferreira Neto, Antônio Carlos Paes, Vanessa Riesz Salgado
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic disease caused by bacteria belonging to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MtbC). This disease rarely affects dogs. Canine infections are usually caused by M. tuberculosis. Mycobacterium bovis infections are rare in dogs and associated with consumption of raw milk or contaminated products. Here, we report a Boxer dog who had a M. bovis infection and was admitted to a Brazilian veterinary hospital with a presumptive diagnosis of chronic ehrlichiosis. Despite receiving treatment for chronic ehrlichiosis, it progressed to death...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898670/gray-wolf-exposure-to-emerging-vector-borne-diseases-in-wisconsin-with-comparison-to-domestic-dogs-and-humans
#10
Rocio F Jara, Adrian P Wydeven, Michael D Samuel
World-wide concern over emerging vector-borne diseases has increased in recent years for both animal and human health. In the United Sates, concern about vector-borne diseases in canines has focused on Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and heartworm which infect domestic and wild canids. Of these diseases, Lyme and anaplasmosis are also frequently diagnosed in humans. Gray wolves (Canis lupus) recolonized Wisconsin in the 1970s, and we evaluated their temporal and geographic patterns of exposure to these four vector-borne diseases in Wisconsin as the population expanded between 1985 and 2011...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876946/evaluation-of-clinical-biochemical-and-haematological-markers-in-natural-infection-of-canine-monocytic-ehrlichiosis
#11
Rahul Parashar, Vikrant Sudan, Amit Kumar Jaiswal, Ashish Srivastava, Daya Shanker
Caanine monocytic ehrlichiosis caused by Ehrlichia canis has gained wider significance owing to its potential to inflict significant deleterious effect on the health of companion animals. In the present study, 46 confirmed ehrlichiosis positive dogs were evaluated for the alterations in clinical, haematological and biochemical attributes. Depression, anorexia, pyrexia, anaemia, weakness, jaundice, melana, vomition and diarrhoea were the main clinical symptoms onserved. Haematological alterations included pancytopenia especially thrombocytopenia...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815656/efficacy-of-tagetes-minuta-asteraceae-essential-oil-against-rhipicephalus-sanguineus-acari-ixodidae-on-infested-dogs-and-in-vitro
#12
Elis Maressa Gonçalves da Silva, Vinicius da Silva Rodrigues, Jaciara de Oliveira Jorge, Carolina Fonseca Osava, Matias Pablo Juan Szabó, Marcos Valério Garcia, Renato Andreotti
Ticks from Rhipicephalus sanguineus complex are widely distributed in the world and one species from this complex is the most common tick on dogs in Brazil, notably in urban areas. This tick is a vector of several diseases. Among others it transmits the agent of canine Ehrlichiosis, a major dog infectious disease and the agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. This tick can spread rapidly and develop intolerable infestations within no time. Currently tick control is done with acaricides and demand for such drugs has grown fast...
December 2016: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810200/cardiac-troponin-i-concentrations-electrocardiographic-and-echocardiographic-variables-remained-unchanged-in-dogs-experimentally-infected-with-ehrlichia-canis
#13
Lamprini Kalogianni, Christos K Koutinas, Konstantina Theodorou, Panagiotis G Xenoulis, Jan S Suchodolski, Shimon Harrus, Joerg M Steiner, Victoria I Siarkou, Mathios E Mylonakis
Canine monocytic ehrlichiosis (CME, Ehrlichia canis) has occasionally been associated with myocardial injury. The aim of the present study was to serially measure and evaluate cardiac troponin I (cTnI) concentrations in dogs with experimentally induced acute and subclinical CME and to evaluate potential associations between cTnI concentration and an array of echocardiographic and electrocardiographic parameters. Serum cTnI concentration and simultaneous echocardiographic and electrocardiographic recordings were evaluated in 12 healthy Beagle dogs prior to experimental infection and on days 20 and 90 post-inoculation with E...
November 2016: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758794/severe-human-monocytic-ehrlichiosis-presenting-with-altered-mental-status-and-seizures
#14
Christian Geier, Jessica Davis, Marc Siegel
A previously healthy 66-year-old woman living in the Mid-Atlantic USA presented to the hospital with lethargy, ataxia and slurred speech. 2 weeks prior she had removed a tick from her right groin. She reported malaise, fevers, diarrhoea, cough and a rash. Physical examination revealed a maculopapular rash on her chest, and lung auscultation revealed bi-basilar rales. Laboratory tests were remarkable for hyponatraemia, leucopenia and thrombocytopenia. Chest X-ray demonstrated bilateral pleural effusions with pulmonary oedema...
October 6, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729288/amblyomma-americanum-ticks-infected-with-in-vitro-cultured-wild-type-and-mutants-of-ehrlichia-chaffeensis-are-competent-to-produce-infection-in-na%C3%A3-ve-deer-and-dogs
#15
Deborah C Jaworski, Chuanmin Cheng, Arathy D S Nair, Roman R Ganta
Monocytic ehrlichiosis in people caused by the intracellular bacterium, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, is an emerging infectious disease transmitted by the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum. Tick transmission disease models for ehrlichiosis require at least two hosts and two tick blood feeding episodes to recapitulate the natural transmission cycle. One blood feeding is necessary for the tick to acquire the infection from an infected host and the next feeding is needed to transmit the bacterium to a naïve host...
January 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633921/use-of-extracorporeal-support-in-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-secondary-to-ehrlichiosis
#16
Amy Cheng, Feifei Williams, James Fortenberry, Catherine Preissig, Steven Salinas, Pradip Kamat
Ehrlichiosis, caused by transmission of Ehrlichia chaffeensis to humans through the bite of an infected lone star tick, can lead to secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a life-threatening condition caused by uncontrolled activation of the cellular immune system. We describe a child with HLH secondary to ehrlichiosis who developed multiorgan failure and was successfully managed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). A 9-year-old boy developed headaches, fever, and sore throat after suspected tick exposure...
October 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585218/the-eye-and-tick-borne-disease-in-the-united-states
#17
REVIEW
Saraniya Sathiamoorthi, Wendy M Smith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tick-borne diseases are increasing in incidence and geographic distribution. Several diseases endemic to the United States have ophthalmic manifestations, including the most common tick-borne disease, Lyme borreliosis. As ocular complaints may lead a patient to seek medical evaluation, it is important to be aware of the systemic and ophthalmic manifestations of tick-borne diseases in order to make the correct diagnosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Vision-threatening ophthalmic manifestations are relatively common in Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575459/human-monocytic-ehrlichiosis-complicated-by-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-and-multi-organ-dysfunction-syndrome
#18
Rachel M Kaplan, Stanley A Swat, Benjamin D Singer
Human monocytic ehrlichiosis can manifest as a disease causing multi-organ failure. Rarely, it can cause secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Early diagnosis and initiation of treatment for both ehrlichiosis and HLH is lifesaving. Therefore, clinical suspicion of HLH must remain high in the setting of an ehrlichiosis infection.
November 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571570/canine-bicavitary-carcinomatosis-with-transient-needle-tract-metastasis-diagnosed-by-multiplex-immunocytochemistry
#19
A Russell Moore, Emily Coffey, Sarah E Leavell, Greta Krafsur, Colleen Duncan, Kristy Dowers, Kelly S Santangelo
A 6-year-old, male castrated, mixed-breed dog was referred to the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University for bicavitary effusion. On examination, the dog was tachycardic and tachypneic with bilaterally decreased lung sounds. Thoracic and abdominal ultrasonic examination revealed pleural and peritoneal effusions, which were aspirated and submitted for fluid analysis and cytology. Both cavity fluids were classified as exudates with a large population of vacuolated mononuclear cells...
September 2016: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541856/ehrlichia-secretes-etf-1-to-induce-autophagy-and-capture-nutrients-for-its-growth-through-rab5-and-class-iii-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase
#20
Mingqun Lin, Hongyan Liu, Qingming Xiong, Hua Niu, Zhihui Cheng, Akitsugu Yamamoto, Yasuko Rikihisa
Ehrlichia chaffeensis is an obligatory intracellular bacterium that causes a potentially fatal emerging zoonosis, human monocytic ehrlichiosis. E. chaffeensis has a limited capacity for biosynthesis and metabolism and thus depends mostly on host-synthesized nutrients for growth. Although the host cell cytoplasm is rich with these nutrients, as E. chaffeensis is confined within the early endosome-like membrane-bound compartment, only host nutrients that enter the compartment can be used by this bacterium. How this occurs is unknown...
November 2016: Autophagy
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