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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520737/outdoor-spatial-spraying-against-dengue-a-false-sense-of-security-among-inhabitants-of-hermosillo-mexico
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Pablo A Reyes-Castro, Lucía Castro-Luque, Rolando Díaz-Caravantes, Kathleen R Walker, Mary H Hayden, Kacey C Ernst
BACKGROUND: Government-administered adulticiding is frequently conducted in response to dengue transmission worldwide. Anecdotal evidence suggests that spraying may create a "false sense of security" for residents. Our objective was to determine if there was an association between residents' reporting outdoor spatial insecticide spraying as way to prevent dengue transmission and both their reported frequency of dengue prevention practices and household entomological indices in Hermosillo, Mexico...
May 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482769/men-s-health-and-communities-of-practice-in-australia
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Maree Henwood, Amie Shaw, Jillian Cavanagh, Timothy Bartram, Timothy Marjoribanks, Madeleine Kendrick
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the social opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men created through Men's Groups/Sheds across urban, regional and remote areas of Australia. Men's Sheds are a safe space, resembling a work-shop setting or backyard shed, where men are encouraged to socialise and participate in health promotion, informal learning and engage in meaningful tasks both individually and at the community level. Design/methodology/approach Explore five case study sites through Wenger's (1998) active communities of practice (CoP)...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470419/first-genetic-characterization-of-newcastle-disease-viruses-from-namibia-identification-of-a-novel-viik-subgenotype
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Umberto Molini, Gottlieb Aikukutu, Siegfried Khaiseb, Giovanni Cattoli, William G Dundon
The complete sequences of the fusion (F) protein genes of six Newcastle disease virus (NDV) isolates from backyard poultry in Namibia in 2016 have been determined. The F gene cleavage site motif for all of the isolates was (112)RRQKRF(117), indicating that the viruses are virulent. A phylogenetic analysis using the full F gene sequence revealed that the viruses belong to a novel subgenotype, VIIk. This is the first genetic characterization of NDV isolates from Namibia, and the findings have important implications for Newcastle disease management and control in the region...
May 3, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459824/influence-of-heat-stress-sex-and-genetic-groups-on-reference-genes-stability-in-muscle-tissue-of-chicken
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Haniel Cedraz de Oliveira, Antonio Amandio Pinto Garcia, Juliana Gracielle Gonzaga Gromboni, Ronaldo Vasconcelos Farias Filho, Carlos Souza do Nascimento, Amauri Arias Wenceslau
Quantitative RT-PCR is an important technique for assessing gene expression. However, a proper normalization of reference genes prior to expression analyses of target genes is necessary. The best normalizer is that gene which remains stable in all samples from different treatments. The aim of this study was to identify stable reference genes for normalization of target genes in muscle tissue from three genetically divergent chickens groups (Peloco, Cobb 500® and Caneluda) under environmental (heat stress and comfort) and sex influence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451944/characterization-of-colombian-serotype-1-avian-paramyxoviruses-2008-2010
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Y Berhane, T Hisanaga, W Xu, N A Mosos Campos, H Kehler, C P Calderón Parra, J Pasick
Newcastle disease (ND) still remains one of the most important diseases affecting domestic poultry in Colombia. Here, for the first time, we report on the molecular characterization of 12 virulent and 12 avirulent or lentogenic avian paramyxovirus type 1 (APMV-1) strains that were isolated from commercial, backyard, and game poultry in Colombia from 2008 to 2010. The 12 virulent isolates had a fusion (F) protein cleavage site with basic amino acids at positions 113, 115, and 116 and a phenylalanine at position 117 ((112)RRQKR*F(117)), characteristic of virulent strains...
April 27, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441576/fate-and-redistribution-of-perfluoroalkyl-acids-through-afff-impacted-groundwater
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Jennifer Bräunig, Christine Baduel, Amy Heffernan, Anna Rotander, Eric Donaldson, Jochen F Mueller
Leaching of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) from a local point source, a fire-fighting training area, has led to extensive contamination of a groundwater aquifer which has spread underneath part of a nearby town, Oakey, situated in the State of Queensland, Australia. Groundwater is extracted by residents from privately owned wells for daily activities such as watering livestock and garden beds. The concentration of 10 PFAAs in environmental and biological samples (water, soil, grass, chicken egg yolk, serum of horses, cattle and sheep), as well as human serum was investigated to determine the extent of contamination in the town and discuss fate and redistribution of PFAAs...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435194/molecular-characterization-of-velogenic-viscerotropic-ranikhet-newcastle-disease-virus-from-different-outbreaks-in-desi-chickens
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V S Dhaygude, G K Sawale, M M Chawak, N R Bulbule, S D Moregaonkar, D S Gavhane
AIM: Diagnosis of velogenic viscerotropic Ranikhet disease from six different flocks of desi chicken in and around Mumbai by gross and histopathological examination, isolation of virus and molecular methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 25 carcasses (varying between 2 and 6 carcasses from each flock) of six different flocks of adult desi chicken were subjected to necropsy examination for diagnosis of the disease during the span of a year (2014-2015). After thorough gross examination, the tissue samples were collected and processed for virus isolation and histopathological examination...
March 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431524/biosecurity-survey-in-relation-to-the-risk-of-hpai-outbreaks-in-backyard-poultry-holdings-in-thimphu-city-area-bhutan
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Tenzin Tenzin, Chador Wangdi, Purna Bdr Rai
BACKGROUND: A questionnaire survey was conducted to assess the biosecurity and other practices of backyard poultry holdings and knowledge and practices of poultry keepers following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) virus in poultry in Thimphu city area, Bhutan. RESULTS: The study identified 62 backyard poultry holdings in 12 settlement areas, and the owners were subsequently interviewed. The birds are kept in a low-input low-output system, fed locally available scavenging feed base, and supplemented with food scraps and some grain...
April 21, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426411/toxoplasma-gondii-in-backyard-pigs-seroepidemiology-and-mouse-bioassay
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Erika Fernanda Torres Samico-Fernandes, Marcela Fernanda Torres Samico-Fernandes, Pedro Paulo Feitosa de Albuquerque, Jonatas Campos de Almeida, André de Souza Santos, André da Rocha Mota, Orestes Luiz de Souza Neto, Rinaldo Aparecido Mota
The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of Toxoplasma gondii in backyard pigs destined for human consumption in Pernambuco state, Brazil. Blood and tissue samples (liver, heart, brain, lung and diaphragm) were collected from 224 pigs from legal slaughterhouses and tested for T. gondii infection. Antibodies to T. gondii were found in the sera of 37.9% (85/224) by using the immunofluorescence antibody test (cut-off - 1:64). Tissue samples from seropositive pigs were bioassayed in mice. Tissue samples from seropositive pigs and from mice of the bioassay were submitted to histopathology, immunohistochemistry, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing; 14...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378972/quantifying-the-risk-of-zoonotic-geohelminth-infections-for-rural-household-inhabitants-in-central-poland
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Jakub Gawor, Anna Borecka
The objective of this study was to evaluate the risk of soil transmitted zoonotic helminth infections for families with young children, inhabitants of villages in the Mazowieckie Province of Central Poland. Epidemiological survey was conducted at 33 randomly selected households with 2-3 children present. Examination of soil samples from yards surrounding the houses for the presence of geohelminth eggs was conducted, the households were inspected, and family members interviewed using a designed questionnaire...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344400/sex-related-differences-in-hemato-biochemical-indices-of-adult-vanaraja-chickens-during-summer-and-winter-seasons
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Kuldeep Kumar Panigrahy, Kumaresh Behera, Lal Mohan Mohapatra, Aditya Prasad Acharya, Kamdev Sethy, Sasmita Panda, Shailesh Kumar Gupta
AIM: The objective of this study was to evaluate the changes in hemato-biochemical indices in male and female Vanaraja chickens under tropical environment during summer and winter season. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 120 day-old sexed Vanaraja chicks were selected as experimental chickens and distributed equally in two groups having 60 female and 60 male chickens in each group, respectively. The experiment was continued for 8 weeks (56 days) and both male and female chickens were slaughtered by cervical dislocation method...
February 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339770/characterization-of-indigenous-aseel-chicken-breed-for-morphological-growth-production-and-meat-composition-traits-from-india
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U Rajkumar, S Haunshi, C Paswan, M V L N Raju, S V Rama Rao, R N Chatterjee
Aseel is an important native chicken breed of India, known for its martial qualities (aggressive fighting abilities), pugnacity, and majestic gait. The aim of the study is to conserve and characterize the Aseel germplasm, which is considered to be endangered. The birds were maintained on deep litter under a simulated backyard type of housing having night shelter and a free-range area. A total of 313 chicks produced in the second generation from the flock collected from native tract in Andhra Pradesh was characterized for morphological, growth, production, and meat quality parameters...
February 23, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334453/not-in-my-backyard-ccs-sites-and-public-perception-of-ccs
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Carola Braun
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a technology that counteracts climate change by capturing atmospheric emissions of CO2 from human activities, storing them in geological formations underground. However, CCS also involves major risks and side effects, and faces strong public opposition. The whereabouts of 408 potential CCS sites in Germany were released in 2011. Using detailed survey data on the public perception of CCS, this study quantifies how living close to a potential storage site affects the acceptance of CCS...
March 23, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325625/-serological-detection-of-brucella-suis-influenza-virus-and-aujeszky-s-disease-virus-in-backyard-and-small-swine-holders-in-argentina
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Marina Dibarbora, Javier A Cappuccio, María N Aznar, Fernando A Bessone, Hernán Piscitelli, Ariel J Pereda, Daniel R Pérez
Farmers raising less than 100 sows represent more than 99% of swine producers in Argentina, although little is known about their sanitary status and productive characteristics in the country. Sanitary and productive information was obtained. Furthermore, samples for serological studies were taken to detect antibodies against Brucella suis (Bs), Aujeszky's disease virus (AV) and influenza virus (IV) in 68 backyard and small producers with less than 100 sows located in the north, central and south regions of Argentina...
March 18, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301248/small-poultry-flocks-in-alberta-demographics-and-practices
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Chunu Mainali, Ilona Houston
The distribution, composition, and management characteristics of small "backyard" poultry flocks may have important implications in the spread of both avian diseases and zoonoses of public health concern. Although the prevalence of small poultry flocks has increased in Alberta, Canada, in recent years, there is minimal demographic information available for these populations. To gain initial epidemiologic insight into this growing population and potential areas of risk, a survey was conducted to characterize the sector...
March 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289988/biosecurity-conditions-in-small-commercial-chicken-farms-bangladesh-2011-2012
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N A Rimi, R Sultana, M Muhsina, B Uddin, N Haider, N Nahar, N Zeidner, K Sturm-Ramirez, S P Luby
In Bangladesh, highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 is endemic in poultry. This study aimed to understand the biosecurity conditions and farmers' perception of avian influenza biosecurity in Bangladeshi small commercial chicken farms. During 2011-2012, we conducted observations, in-depth interviews and group discussions with poultry farmers in 16 farms and in-depth interviews with seven local feed vendors from two districts. None of the farms were completely segregated from people, backyard poultry, other animals, households, other poultry farms or large trees...
March 13, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274236/isolation-and-genetic-characterization-of-a-novel-2-2-1-2a-h5n1-virus-from-a-vaccinated-meat-turkeys-flock-in-egypt
#17
Ahmed H Salaheldin, Jutta Veits, Hatem S Abd El-Hamid, Timm C Harder, Davud Devrishov, Thomas C Mettenleiter, Hafez M Hafez, Elsayed M Abdelwhab
BACKGROUND: Vaccination of poultry to control highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) H5N1 is used in several countries. HPAIV H5N1 of clade 2.2.1 which is endemic in Egypt has diversified into two genetic clades. Clade 2.2.1.1 represents antigenic drift variants in vaccinated commercial poultry while clade 2.2.1.2 variants are detected in humans and backyard poultry. Little is known about H5N1 infection in vaccinated turkeys under field conditions. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we describe an HPAI H5N1 outbreak in a vaccinated meat-turkey flock in Egypt...
March 9, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257079/-looking-over-the-backyard-fence-householders-and-mosquito-control
#18
Samir Mainali, Ram Sharan Lamichhane, Kim Clark, Shelley Beatty, Maria Fatouros, Peter Neville, Jacques Oosthuizen
(1) Background: Vector-borne diseases are a significant public health problem in Western Australia. Mosquitoes are responsible for the transmission of a number of pathogens and may pose a serious nuisance problem. Prevention efforts in the State are multi-faceted and include physical, chemical, and cultural control methods for restricting mosquito breeding. This is less complex where breeding areas are located within public open spaces. In Australia's developed urban areas, breeding sites are, however, frequently located within private residential landholdings, where the scope of public health officials to act is constrained by law and practicality...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243629/serological-screening-suggests-extensive-presence-of-mycoplasma-gallisepticum-and-mycoplasma-synoviae-in-backyard-chickens-in-southern-mozambique
#19
Augusto Messa Júnior, Paula Taunde, Ana Felicidade Zandamela, Alberto Pondja Junior, Abel Chilundo, Rosa Costa, Custódio Gabriel Bila
A total of 459 serum samples from unvaccinated backyard chickens originating from 4 villages in Mandlakazi district, Southern Mozambique, were tested for the presence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma synoviae antibodies through commercial enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay [ELISA] kits. Anti-MG and anti-MS antibodies were detected in all villages surveyed and the overall seroprevalence was 48.8% [95% CI 39.1-57.8] and 84.5% [95% CI 76.8-90.4], respectively. The risk of being seropositive for both diseases was higher [P < 0...
2017: Journal of veterinary medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221105/zoonotic-transmission-of-mcr-1-colistin-resistance-gene-from-small-scale-poultry-farms-vietnam
#20
Nguyen Vinh Trung, Sébastien Matamoros, Juan J Carrique-Mas, Nguyen Huu Nghia, Nguyen Thi Nhung, Tran Thi Bich Chieu, Ho Huynh Mai, Willemien van Rooijen, James Campbell, Jaap A Wagenaar, Anita Hardon, Nguyen Thi Nhu Mai, Thai Quoc Hieu, Guy Thwaites, Menno D de Jong, Constance Schultsz, Ngo Thi Hoa
We investigated the consequences of colistin use in backyard chicken farms in Vietnam by examining the prevalence of mcr-1 in fecal samples from chickens and humans. Detection of mcr-1-carrying bacteria in chicken samples was associated with colistin use and detection in human samples with exposure to mcr-1-positive chickens.
March 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
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