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Biosafety Level 4 Laboratory User Training Program, China.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5)

Experienced, qualified personnel certified to work in high-level biocontainment laboratories contribute to the safe operation of these facilities. China began a training program for laboratory users after establishing its first Biosafety Level 4 laboratory, the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory (Level 4) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. We provide an overview of the content of this training program, which can serve as a reference for developing national norms for high-containment laboratory training. Read More

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May 2019
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Bombali Virus in Mops condylurus Bat, Kenya.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5)

Bombali virus (genus Ebolavirus) was identified in organs and excreta of an Angolan free-tailed bat (Mops condylurus) in Kenya. Complete genome analysis revealed 98% nucleotide sequence similarity to the prototype virus from Sierra Leone. No Ebola virus-specific RNA or antibodies were detected from febrile humans in the area who reported contact with bats. Read More

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May 2019
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Age-Dependent Increase in Incidence of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia, Denmark, 2008-2015.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5)

Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) is a major cause of illness and death worldwide. We analyzed temporal trends of SAB incidence and death in Denmark during 2008-2015. SAB incidence increased 48%, from 20. Read More

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Novel Method for Rapid Detection of Spatiotemporal HIV Clusters Potentially Warranting Intervention.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):988-991

Rapid detection of increases in HIV transmission enables targeted outbreak response efforts to reduce the number of new infections. We analyzed US HIV surveillance data and identified spatiotemporal clusters of diagnoses. This systematic method can help target timely investigations and preventive interventions for maximum public health benefit. Read More

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Recurrent Cholera Outbreaks, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2008-2017.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):856-864

In 2017, the exacerbation of an ongoing countrywide cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo resulted in >53,000 reported cases and 1,145 deaths. To guide control measures, we analyzed the characteristics of cholera epidemiology in DRC on the basis of surveillance and cholera treatment center data for 2008-2017. The 2017 nationwide outbreak resulted from 3 distinct mechanisms: considerable increases in the number of cases in cholera-endemic areas, so-called hot spots, around the Great Lakes in eastern DRC; recurrent outbreaks progressing downstream along the Congo River; and spread along Congo River branches to areas that had been cholera-free for more than a decade. Read More

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Fatal Meningitis in Patient with X-Linked Chronic Granulomatous Disease Caused by Virulent Granulibacter bethesdensis.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):976-979

Granulibacter bethesdensis is a pathogen reported to cause recurrent lymphadenitis exclusively in persons with chronic granulomatous disease. We report a case of fatal meningitis caused by a highly virulent G. bethesdensis strain in an adolescent in Europe who had chronic granulomatous disease. Read More

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Value of PCR, Serology, and Blood Smears for Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis Diagnosis, France.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):996-998

We prospectively examined the effectiveness of diagnostic tests for anaplasmosis using patients with suspected diagnoses in France. PCR (sensitivity 0.74, specificity 1) was the best-suited test. Read More

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Anthrax Epizootic in Wildlife, Bwabwata National Park, Namibia, 2017.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):947-950

In late September 2017, Bwabwata National Park in Namibia experienced a sudden die-off of hippopotamuses and Cape buffalo. A multiorganizational response was initiated, involving several ministries within Namibia and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rapid interventions resulted in zero human or livestock cases associated with this epizootic. Read More

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Serologic Prevalence of Ebola Virus in Equatorial Africa.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):911-918

We conducted a serologic survey of 2,430 serum samples collected during 1997-2012 for various studies to determine the prevalence of the hemorrhagic fever virus Ebola virus (EBOV) in equatorial Africa. We screened serum samples for neutralizing antibodies by using a pseudotype microneutralization assay and a newly developed luciferase immunoprecipitation system assay. Specimens seroreactive for EBOV were confirmed by using an ELISA. Read More

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Outcomes of Bedaquiline Treatment in Patients with Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):936-943

Bedaquiline is recommended by the World Health Organization for the treatment of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB). We pooled data from 5 cohorts of patients treated with bedaquiline in France, Georgia, Armenia, and South Africa and in a multicountry study. The rate of culture conversion to negative at 6 months (by the end of 6 months of treatment) was 78% (95% CI 73. Read More

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Novel Picornavirus in Lambs with Severe Encephalomyelitis.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):963-967

Using metagenomic analysis, we identified a novel picornavirus in young preweaned lambs with neurologic signs associated with severe nonsuppurative encephalitis and sensory ganglionitis in 2016 and 2017 in the United Kingdom. In situ hybridization demonstrated intralesional neuronotropism of this virus, which was also detected in archived samples of similarly affected lambs (1998-2014). Read More

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Risk Factors for MERS-CoV Seropositivity among Animal Market and Slaughterhouse Workers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2014-2017.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):927-935

Camel contact is a recognized risk factor for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Because specific camel exposures associated with MERS-CoV seropositivity are not fully understood, we investigated worker-camel interactions and MERS-CoV seroprevalence. We assessed worker seroprevalence in 2 slaughterhouses and 1 live-animal market in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, during 2014-2017 and administered an epidemiologic survey in 2016 and 2017. Read More

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May 2019
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Population-Based Estimate of Melioidosis, Kenya.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):984-987

Melioidosis is thought to be endemic, although underdiagnosed, in Africa. We identified 5 autochthonous cases of Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in a case series in Kenya. Incidence of B. Read More

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May 2019
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Severe Myasthenic Manifestation of Leptospirosis Associated with New Sequence Type of Leptospira interrogans.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):968-971

We report the rapid development of a myasthenic crisis as the first-time manifestation of myasthenia gravis. The symptoms developed in the course of acute leptospirosis associated with a new sequence type of Leptospira interrogans. Antibiotic treatment led to rapid amelioration of myasthenia. Read More

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Lassa Virus Targeting of Anterior Uvea and Endothelium of Cornea and Conjunctiva in Eye of Guinea Pig Model.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):865-874

Lassa virus (LASV), a hemorrhagic fever virus endemic to West Africa, causes conjunctivitis in patients with acute disease. To examine ocular manifestations of LASV, we histologically examined eyes from infected guinea pigs. In fatal disease, LASV immunostaining was most prominent in the anterior uvea, especially in the filtration angle, ciliary body, and iris and in and around vessels in the bulbar conjunctiva and peripheral cornea, where it co-localized with an endothelial marker (platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule). Read More

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Rabies Acquired through Mucosal Exposure, China, 2013.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):1028-1029

In China in 2013, a man acquired rabies after sucking wounds of his son, who had been bitten by a stray dog. The man declined postexposure prophylaxis (hyperimmunoglobulin and vaccine) and died; the son accepted prophylaxis and survived. Physicians should be aware of rabies transmission through mucosal exposure and encourage postexposure prophylaxis. Read More

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Southeast Asia Strategic Multilateral Dialogue on Biosecurity.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5)

A strategic multilateral dialogue related to biosecurity risks in Southeast Asia, established in 2014, now includes participants from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, and the United States. This dialogue is conducted at the nonministerial level, enabling participants to engage without the constraints of operating in their official capacities. Participants reflect on mechanisms to detect, mitigate, and respond to biosecurity risks and highlight biosecurity issues for national leadership. Read More

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Neonatal Conjunctivitis Caused by Neisseria meningitidis US Urethritis Clade, New York, USA, August 2017.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):972-975

We characterized a case of neonatal conjunctivitis in New York, USA, caused by Neisseria meningitidis by using whole-genome sequencing. The case was a rare occurrence, and the isolate obtained belonged to an emerging clade (N. meningitidis US nongroupable urethritis) associated with an increase in cases of urethritis since 2015. Read More

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Rickettsia japonica and Novel Rickettsia Species in Ticks, China.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):992-995

PCR amplification indicated the minimum infection rate of Rickettsia spp. was 0.66% in Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks collected from Shandong Province, China. Read More

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May 2019
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Endemic Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome, Vietnam.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):1029-1031

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), a tickborne viral disease, has been identified in China, South Korea, and Japan since 2009. We found retrospective evidence of SFTS virus (SFTSV) infection in Vietnam, which suggests that SFTSV infections also occur in Vietnam, where the virus has not been known to be endemic. Read More

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Zika Virus in Rectal Swab Samples.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):951-954

We detected Zika virus RNA in rectal swab samples from 10 patients by using real-time reverse transcription PCR, and we isolated the virus from 1 patient. The longest interval from symptom onset to detection was 14 days. These findings are applicable to diagnosis and infection prevention recommendations. Read More

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Novel Sequence Type in Bacillus cereus Strains Associated with Nosocomial Infections and Bacteremia, Japan.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):883-890

Bacillus cereus is associated with foodborne illnesses characterized by vomiting and diarrhea. Although some B. cereus strains that cause severe extraintestinal infections and nosocomial infections are recognized as serious public health threats in healthcare settings, the genetic backgrounds of B. Read More

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Outbreak of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Joint Prosthesis Infections, Oregon, USA, 2010-2016.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):849-855

We investigated a cluster of Mycobacterium fortuitum and M. goodii prosthetic joint surgical site infections occurring during 2010-2014. Cases were defined as culture-positive nontuberculous mycobacteria surgical site infections that had occurred within 1 year of joint replacement surgery performed on or after October 1, 2010. Read More

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Mixed Mycobacterium tuberculosis Lineage Infection in 2 Elephants, Nepal.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):1031-1032

Tuberculosis in elephants is primarily caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We identified mixed M. tuberculosis lineage infection in 2 captive elephants in Nepal by using spoligotyping and large sequence polymorphism. Read More

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May 2019
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Lassa and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses, Mali.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):999-1002

We report detection of Lassa virus and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus infections in the area of Bamako, the capital of Mali. Our investigation found 2 cases of infection with each of these viruses. These results show the potential for both of these viruses to be endemic to Mali. Read More

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Hepatic Brucelloma Diagnosis and Long-Term Treatment, France.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):1021-1023

We report a case of hepatic brucelloma in France. This diagnosis may be suspected in any patient who has a liver abscess after traveling to a brucellosis-endemic area. Brucella spp. Read More

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May 2019
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Gordonia bronchialis-Associated Endophthalmitis, Oregon, USA.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):1017-1019

Gordonia bronchialis is an aerobic actinomycetes that rarely causes infections in humans. Few reports describe Gordonia spp. causing eye-related infections. Read More

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Infections among Contacts of Patients with Nipah Virus, India.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):1007-1010

We conducted a serosurvey of 155 healthcare workers and 124 household and community members who had close contact with 18 patients who had laboratory-confirmed Nipah virus infections in Kerala, India. We detected 3 subclinical infections; 2 persons had IgM and IgG and 1 only IgM against Nipah virus. Read More

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Nipah Virus Sequences from Humans and Bats during Nipah Outbreak, Kerala, India, 2018.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):1003-1006

We retrieved Nipah virus (NiV) sequences from 4 human and 3 fruit bat (Pteropus medius) samples from a 2018 outbreak in Kerala, India. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that NiV from humans was 96.15% similar to a Bangladesh strain but 99. Read More

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May 2019
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Mycobacterium obuense Bacteremia in a Patient with Pneumonia.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):1015-1016

Mycobacterium obuense is a pigmented, rapidly growing mycobacterium. Because it has been considered nonpathogenic, M. obuense is being investigated in clinical trials of cancer immunotherapy and bioremediation. Read More

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Rickettsiales in Ticks Removed from Outdoor Workers, Southwest Georgia and Northwest Florida, USA.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 May;25(5):1019-1021

We determined the prevalence of selected Rickettsiales in 362 ticks removed from outdoor workers in southwest Georgia and northwest Florida, USA. Persons submitted an average of 1.1 ticks/month. Read More

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May 2019
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Dengue Outbreak during Ongoing Civil War, Taiz, Yemen.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Jul 17;25(7). Epub 2019 Jul 17.

We identified dengue in ≈51% of patients given a clinical diagnosis of suspected dengue in Taiz, Yemen, during 2016. The cosmopolitan genotype of dengue virus type 2 was most common; viruses appeared to have originated in Saudi Arabia. Damage to public health infrastructure during ongoing civil war might enable dengue to become endemic to Yemen. Read More

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July 2019
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Comparative Analysis of Whole-Genome Sequence of African Swine Fever Virus Belgium 2018/1.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Jun 17;25(6). Epub 2019 Jun 17.

We analyzed the whole-genome sequence of African swine fever virus Belgium 2018/1. The strain fits into the European genotype II (>99.98% identity). Read More

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Identification of Internationally Disseminated Ceftriaxone-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae Strain FC428, China.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Jul 17;25(7). Epub 2019 Jul 17.

In 2016, we identified a ceftriaxone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolate in China. The strain genotype was identical to the resistant clone FC428 that originated in Japan. Enhanced international collaborative surveillance programs are crucial to track the transmission of the ceftriaxone-resistant clones. Read More

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Suboptimal Handling of Piccolo Samples or Reagent Discs for Consideration in Ebola Response.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Jun 17;25(6). Epub 2019 Jun 17.

Operating clinical analyzers within recommended parameters can be challenging during outbreak response. Using the Piccolo Xpress point-of-care blood chemistry analyzer on guinea pig blood, we found that values of many analytes are still readily comparable when samples and reagent discs are handled at various conditions outside of manufacturer's recommendations. Read More

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Sequential Emergence and Wide Spread of Neutralization Escape Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Mutants, South Korea, 2015.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Jun 17;25(6). Epub 2019 Jun 17.

The unexpectedly large outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea in 2015 was initiated by an infected traveler and amplified by several "superspreading" events. Previously, we reported the emergence and spread of mutant Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus bearing spike mutations (I529T or D510G) with reduced affinity to human receptor CD26 during the outbreak. To assess the potential association of spike mutations with superspreading events, we collected virus genetic information reported during the outbreak and systemically analyzed the relationship of spike sequences and epidemiology. Read More

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Molecular Evidence of Human Monkeypox Virus Infection, Sierra Leone.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Jun 17;25(6). Epub 2019 Jun 17.

Monkeypox virus is a zoonotic disease endemic to Africa. In 2017, we confirmed a case of human monkeypox virus in Sierra Leone by molecular and serologic methods. Sequencing analysis indicated the virus belongs to the West African clade and data suggest it was likely transmitted by wild animals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2506.180296DOI Listing
June 2019
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Malignant Aspergillus flavus Otitis Externa with Jugular Thrombosis.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Apr;25(4):830-832

We report a case of malignant otitis externa with jugular vein thrombosis caused by Aspergillus flavus. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an unusual ink smudge pattern deep in a cervical abscess. The pattern was consistent with mycetoma and may be important for diagnosing these life-threatening infections. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6433013PMC
April 2019
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Klebsiella pneumoniae ST307 with bla South Africa, 2014-2016.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Apr;25(4):739-747

Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type (ST) 307 is an emerging global antimicrobial drug-resistant clone. We used whole-genome sequencing and PCR to characterize K. pneumoniae ST307 with oxacillinase (OXA) 181 carbapenemase across several private hospitals in South Africa during 2014-2016. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6433043PMC
April 2019
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Combination of Clindamycin and Azithromycin as Alternative Treatment for Toxoplasma gondii Encephalitis.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Apr;25(4):841-843

Current standard therapies for toxoplasmic encephalitis often cause severe adverse events. A 57-year-old HIV-positive man in Japan who had toxoplasmic encephalitis but was intolerant to trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, pyrimethamine, sulfadiazine, and atovaquone was successfully treated with the combination of clindamycin and azithromycin. This drug combination can be an alternative treatment for this condition. Read More

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April 2019
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Rickettsia parkeri and Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae in Tick of the Amblyomma maculatum Group, Mexico.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Apr;25(4):836-838

We report Rickettsia parkeri and Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae in ticks of the Amblyomma maculatum group collected from dogs in Sonora, Mexico. Molecular characterization of these bacteria was accomplished by DNA amplification and sequence analysis of portions of the rickettsial genes gltA, htrA, ompA, and ompB. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6433039PMC
April 2019
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Prolonged Shedding of Zika Virus RNA in Vaginal Secretions, Nicaragua.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Apr;25(4):808-810

Zika virus, an arthropod-borne flavivirus pathogen in humans, is unusual because it can be sexually transmitted and can be shed for prolonged periods in semen. We report viral shedding in vaginal secretions for up to 6 months, indicating the potential for sexual and vertical transmission by infected women. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6433009PMC

Anopheles sundaicus Mosquitoes as Vector for Plasmodium knowlesi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Apr;25(4):817-820

Using PCR and sequencing, we found Plasmodium knowlesi in the malaria vector Anopheles sundaicus mosquito collected from Katchal Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. We cannot rule out natural transmission of this parasite to humans through this mosquito species. An in-depth investigation is needed to prevent disease outbreaks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2504.181668DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6433020PMC

Seroprevalence of Zika and Dengue Virus Antibodies among Migrant Workers, Taiwan, 2017.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Apr;25(4):814-816

A serosurvey of 600 workers newly arrived in Taiwan from 4 Southeast Asia countries showed that 18 (3%) were positive for Zika virus IgM; 6 (1%) fulfilled the World Health Organization criteria for laboratory-confirmed recent Zika virus infection. The incidence of Zika virus infection in Southeast Asia might be underestimated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2504.181449DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6433042PMC
April 2019
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Self-Flagellation as Possible Route of Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type-1 Transmission.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Apr;25(4):811-813

We report human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 infection associated with self-flagellation in 10 UK residents. These persons were heterosexual men from Pakistan, India, and Iraq. One person showed seroconversion in adulthood; 1 was co-infected with hepatitis C virus. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6433044PMC

Peripheral Plasma and Semen Cytokine Response to Zika Virus in Humans.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Apr;25(4):823-825

We assessed Zika virus RNA and select cytokine levels in semen, blood, and plasma samples from an infected patient in South America. Viral RNA was detected in semen >2 months after viremia clearance; cytokine profiles differed in semen and plasma. After viremia, Zika virus appears to become compartmentalized in the male reproductive tract. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6433016PMC

Detection of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 1, Israel.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 Apr;25(4):825-827

During September 2016-February 2017, we detected epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV) in ruminants in Israel. BLAST and phylogenetic analyses of segment 2 in 6 EHDVs isolated from field samples indicated a close relationship to the EHDV serotype 1 strain in Nigeria. Affected cattle had mostly mild or asymptomatic disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2504.180149DOI Listing
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April 2019
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