202 results match your criteria Tick-Borne Diseases Tularemia


Prevalence of Francisella tularensis in Dermacentor variabilis Ticks, Minnesota, 2017.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

1 Foodborne, Waterborne, Vectorborne, and Zoonotic Diseases Section, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Introduction: The prevalence of Francisella tularensis in Minnesota ticks is unknown. Ticks collected at seven sites were tested to determine the infection prevalence of F. tularensis in Dermacentor variabilis in Minnesota. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2018.2388DOI Listing
February 2019
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Human tularaemia associated with exposure to domestic dogs-United States, 2006-2016.

Zoonoses Public Health 2018 Dec 16. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Dogs have been implicated in the zoonotic transmission of numerous pathogens. Whereas cats are known to transmit Francisella tularensis to humans via bite and other routes, the role of dogs in facilitating infection is much less understood. We reviewed tularaemia case investigation records collected through national surveillance during 2006-2016 to summarize those with dog involvement, characterize the nature of dog-related exposure and describe associated clinical characteristics. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/zph.12552
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/zph.12552DOI Listing
December 2018
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Current Status of Tick-Borne Diseases in South Korea.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2019 Apr 17;19(4):225-233. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

1 Department of Internal Medicine and Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Republic of Korea.

Background: Bites with tick-borne pathogens can cause various bacterial, viral, or parasitic diseases in humans. Tick-transmitted diseases are known as contributing factors to the increasing incidence and burden of diseases. The present article investigated the epidemiology of tick-borne diseases in South Korea. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2018.2298DOI Listing
April 2019
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Human infectious diseases and the changing climate in the Arctic.

Environ Int 2018 12 11;121(Pt 1):703-713. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Arctic Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Finland; Thule Institute, University of Arctic, University of Oulu, Finland.

Climatic factors, especially temperature, precipitation, and humidity play an important role in disease transmission. As the Arctic changes at an unprecedented rate due to climate change, understanding how climatic factors and climate change affect infectious disease rates is important for minimizing human and economic costs. The purpose of this systematic review was to compile recent studies in the field and compare the results to a previously published review. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S01604120183120
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.09.042DOI Listing
December 2018
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Babesia conradae infection in coyote hunting dogs infected with multiple blood-borne pathogens.

J Vet Intern Med 2018 Sep 11;32(5):1609-1617. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California.

Background: Babesia conradae is an intraerythrocytic piroplasm infecting dogs in the southern United States. Ticks have been suspected, but unproven, as vectors. We identified B. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jvim.15233
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvim.15233DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6189381PMC
September 2018
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Tick-Borne Illnesses in the United States.

Prim Care 2018 Sep 9;45(3):379-391. Epub 2018 Jul 9.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road S, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA.

Close interaction with nature can lead to tick-borne illnesses, which are seen most frequently in primary care clinics when patients present symptoms. Considerable morbidity can result from untreated infections. Fortunately, these illnesses are often easily managed when diagnosed early. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00954543183004
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pop.2018.05.011DOI Listing
September 2018
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A Novel Francisella-Like Endosymbiont in Haemaphysalis longicornis and Hyalomma asiaticum, China.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2018 12 14;18(12):669-676. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

1 Department of Plague, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention , Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China .

Francisella tularensis causes a highly infectious zoonotic disease tularemia. Both Haemaphysalis longicornis and Hyalomma asiaticum are widely distributed in China, but the presence of Francisella and Francisella-like endosymbionts (FLEs) in the two tick species is poorly understood. Therefore, a total of 627 H. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2017.2252DOI Listing
December 2018
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Mosquito and Tick-borne Illnesses in the United States. Guidelines for the Recognition and empiric Treatment of Zoonotic Diseases in the Wilderness.

Authors:
Suresh Antony

Infect Disord Drug Targets 2018 Jun 26. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas and Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Las Cruses, New Mexico. United States.

In the United States, tick-borne illnesses account for a significant number of patients that have been seen and treated by health care facilities. This in turn, has resulted in a significant morbidity and mortality and economic costs to the country. The distribution of these illnesses is geographically variable and is related to the climate as well. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1871526518666180626123340DOI Listing
June 2018
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Newly emerging ulceroglandular tularaemia in Western Austria.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2018 07 6;9(5):1331-1333. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Department of Internal Medicine II, Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Rheumatology, Pneumology, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

Tularaemia is a rare zoonotic disease caused by Francisella tularensis in humans. In Europe infections of humans and animals are mainly caused by F. tularensis subspecies holarctica. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.06.003DOI Listing
July 2018
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Geographical distribution, climate adaptation and vector competence of the Eurasian hard tick Haemaphysalis concinna.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2018 07 10;9(5):1080-1089. Epub 2018 Apr 10.

tick-radar GmbH, Berlin, Germany.

The ixodid tick Haemaphysalis concinna Koch, 1844 is a proven vector of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus and Francisella tularensis, the causative agent of tularaemia. In the present study, up-to-date maps depicting the geographical distribution and climate adaptation of H. concinna are presented. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.04.002DOI Listing
July 2018
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Tularemia-induced erythema multiforme minor in an 11-year-old girl.

Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Jul 26;35(4):478-481. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Tularemia is a rare and potentially life-threatening infection caused by the highly infectious gram-negative coccobacillus Francisella tularensis. We present the case of an 11-year old girl who presented with erythema multiforme minor in the setting of an indolent but progressive soft tissue infection and was found to have tularemia. We review the role of dermatologists in identifying the features of and complications associated with this rare zoonosis and discuss the potential effect of climate change on its incidence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pde.13501DOI Listing
July 2018
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What's eating you? clinical manifestations of Dermacentor tick bites.

Cutis 2018 Jan;101(1):19;20;36

Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA.

Dermacentor ticks are hard ticks found throughout most of North America and are easily identified by their large size, ornate scutum, and prominent dorsal pits. They are important disease vectors and are implicated in transmission of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), Colorado tick fever, tularemia, and erlichiosis. They also are an important cause of fatal tick paralysis. Read More

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January 2018
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Francisella tularensis and other bacteria in hares and ticks in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany).

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2018 02 21;9(2):325-329. Epub 2017 Nov 21.

Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Institute of Bacterial Infections and Zoonoses, Naumburger Strasse 96a, 07743 Jena, Germany. Electronic address:

Tularemia is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. The disease can be transmitted to humans through contact with infected animals such as the European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) and ticks as vectors. The aim of this study was to isolate F. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.11.007DOI Listing
February 2018
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Francisella-Like Endosymbiont Detected in Haemaphysalis Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) From the Republic of Korea.

J Med Entomol 2017 11;54(6):1735-1742

Medical Department Activity-Korea, 65th Medical Brigade, Unit 15281, APO AP 96205-5281, USA.

A total of 6,255 ticks belonging to three genera and six species (Haemaphysalis flava Neumann, Haemaphysalis longicornis Neumann, Haemaphysalis phasiana Saito, Ixodes nipponensis Kitaoka & Saito, Ixodes persulcatus Schulze, and Amblyomma testudinarium Koch) collected from May-August, 2013, at four southwestern provinces in the Republic of Korea (ROK) were submitted to the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences and assayed for selected tick-borne pathogens. One pool each of H. flava and H. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjx123DOI Listing
November 2017
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Tick Talk: Tick-borne Diseases of South Dakota.

S D Med 2017 Sep;70(9):410-414

Center for Family Medicine.

In addition to being a nuisance, ticks can carry disease. This article presents a brief review of ticks and associated tick-borne disease relevant to South Dakota and surrounding regions. Tick-borne diseases of special relevance in South Dakota include tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Lyme disease. Read More

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September 2017
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Five cases of vector-borne Francisella tularensis holarctica infections in south-western Germany and genetic diversity.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2017 08 1;8(5):808-812. Epub 2017 Jul 1.

Department of Medicine II, Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical Center - University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, 79106 Freiburg, Germany.

Tularemia is a rare zoonotic disease in Germany. Francisella tularensis has been isolated previously from ticks in southern Germany underscoring the importance of ticks (Ixodes ricinus) in tularemia transmission, but there have been only few reports from this region with single cases or small case series of tick-borne transmissions of tularemia. We report five cases of non-game animal associated tularemia diagnosed from 2010 to 2016 in southwestern Germany - Baden-Wuerttemberg. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.06.009DOI Listing
August 2017
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The Role and Mechanism of Erythrocyte Invasion by .

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2017 9;7:173. Epub 2017 May 9.

Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, West Liberty UniversityWest Liberty, WV, USA.

is an extremely virulent bacterium that can be transmitted naturally by blood sucking arthropods. During mammalian infection, infects numerous types of host cells, including erythrocytes. As erythrocytes do not undergo phagocytosis or endocytosis, it remains unknown how invades these cells. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2017.00173DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5423315PMC
December 2017
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[EPIZOOTOLOGICAL AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF TULAREMIA IN GEORGIA].

Georgian Med News 2017 Feb(263):81-87

Tbilisi State Medical University, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Tbilisi, Georgia.

The appropriate data as well as archival materials about the spread of Tularemia disease have been studied over of period from 1991-2014 in Georgia in order to evaluate the current situation in Kartli lowland foci as well as the main reasons of disease agent circulation and maintenance in the study area. 54 (24.6%) out of 220 suspicious cases were laboratory confirmed during the study period. Read More

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February 2017
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[EPIZOOTOLOGIC MONITORING OF NATURAL-FOCAL INFECTIONS IN THE SOUTH OF RUSSIA IN 2015].

Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol 2017 01(1):29-35

Aim: Analyze epizootologic manifestations of natural-focal infections (NFI) in the south of Russia in 2015.

Materials And Methods: Reports provided by administrations of Federal Service of Surveillance for Protection of Consumers Rights and Human Welfare, Centers of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Research Institutes for Plague Control and Station for Plague Control were used. Data processing was carried out using Excel program. Read More

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January 2017

Tick-Borne Diseases in Turkey: A Review Based on One Health Perspective.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 12 15;10(12):e0005021. Epub 2016 Dec 15.

Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America.

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]). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005021DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5158090PMC
December 2016
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Investigation of zoonotic infections in risk groups in Ordu University Hospital, Turkey.

Niger J Clin Pract 2017 Jan;20(1):6-11

Kuşadası Universal Hospital, Medical Microbiology, Aydın, Turkey.

Aims: Zoonotic diseases, which are a major public health problem in our city, have a negative impact on public health and also cause economic losses due to yield losses of animals and deaths. This study was carried out to determine the seroprevalence of tularemia, bartonellosis, brucellosis, Q fever, and cystic echinococcosis in the risk groups for zoonotic infection.

Subjects And Methods: Ninety serum samples were taken from people in the risk groups in covering veterinarian, butchers, farmers and examined with the following tests: Microagglutination test for tularemia, indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT) for bartonellosis, standard tube agglutination test for brucellosis, IFAT IgG for Q fever, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay IgG test for cystic hydatid. Read More

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http://www.njcponline.com/text.asp?2017/20/1/6/181395
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January 2017
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Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Francisella tularensis Infections in Belgium: Results of Three Population-Based Samples.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2017 02 9;17(2):108-115. Epub 2016 Nov 9.

2 Pôle Epidémiologie et Biostatistique, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique (IREC), Faculté de Santé Publique (FSP), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) , Brussels, Belgium .

To estimate the seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ap), and Francisella tularensis (Ft) in Belgium, we tested sera from three population-based samples in which exposure to pathogen is assumed to vary: 148 samples from workers professionally exposed, 209 samples from rural blood donors, and 193 samples from urban blood donors. Sera were tested using ELISA or the immunofluorescence assay test. The seroprevalence of Bb was 5. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2016.1954DOI Listing
February 2017
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Quel est votre diagnostic?

Praxis (Bern 1994) 2016 Nov;105(22):1303-1304

1 Service de médecine interne, Hôpital fribourgeois Riaz.

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https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/10.1024/1661-8157/a002508
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1024/1661-8157/a002508DOI Listing
November 2016
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Ocular manifestations of tick-borne diseases.

Surv Ophthalmol 2016 Nov - Dec;61(6):726-744. Epub 2016 Apr 7.

Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Electronic address:

Tick-borne illnesses are a significant disease burden worldwide. Diagnosis is challenging and requires a high level of clinical suspicion. Ocular manifestations reported in association with tick-borne disease are mostly as case reports and small case series because of the relative infrequency with which they occur; however, given the global nature of health care and increase in travel in the 21st century, it is important for ophthalmologists to be aware of ocular manifestations of these diseases because early diagnosis may reduce morbidity and mortality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2016.03.011DOI Listing
May 2017
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Tularemia Masquerading as Ecthyma.

J Pediatr 2016 11 22;178:299. Epub 2016 Aug 22.

Alpert Medical School of Brown University Pediatric Infectious Diseases Hasbro Children's Hospital/Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.07.023DOI Listing
November 2016
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The eye and tick-borne disease in the United States.

Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2016 Nov;27(6):530-537

aMayo Medical School bDepartment of Ophthalmology cMayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICU.0000000000000308DOI Listing
November 2016
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Climate change and the epidemiology of selected tick-borne and mosquito-borne diseases: update from the International Society of Dermatology Climate Change Task Force.

Int J Dermatol 2017 Mar 1;56(3):252-259. Epub 2016 Oct 1.

Division of Clinical Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Climate change refers to variation in the climate of a specific region or globally over time. A change has been reported in the epidemiology of tick- and mosquito-borne diseases in recent decades. Investigators have postulated that this effect may be associated with climate change. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ijd.13438
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March 2017
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Cluster of ulceroglandular tularemia cases in Slovenia.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2016 10 29;7(6):1193-1197. Epub 2016 Jul 29.

Institute for Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Zaloška 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

In Slovenia, a small Central European country, where tularemia cases are very rare and mostly sporadic, six cases of ulceroglandular tularemia were recognised in 2012-2013 in patients residing in or visiting a small geographical area of <6km. Epidemiological data indicated transmission by a tick bite in at least 3/6 patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2016.07.016DOI Listing
October 2016
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Detection of Francisella tularensis and analysis of bacterial growth in ticks in Japan.

Lett Appl Microbiol 2016 Oct 4;63(4):240-6. Epub 2016 Sep 4.

The United Graduate School of Veterinary Science, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan.

Unlabelled: Francisella tularensis is distributed in the Northern hemisphere and it is the bacterial agent responsible for tularaemia, a zoonotic disease. We collected 4 527 samples of DNA from ticks in Japan, which were then analysed by real-time PCR and nested PCR. Francisella DNA was detected by real-time PCR in 2·15% (45/2 093) of Ixodes ovatus, 0·66% (14/2 107) of I. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/lam.12616
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October 2016
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[THE PRESENT STATE OF EPIZOOTOLOGICAL MONITORING OF THE NATURAL FOCI OF INFECTIONS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION].

Med Parazitol (Mosk) 2016 Apr-Jun(2):19-24

The facilities of the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare play a leading role in epizootological monitoring. The specialists (zoologists and entomologists) of Hygiene and Epidemiology Centers do basic work in the subjects of the Russian Federation. The data obtained in the participation of different ministries and departments are used to analyze the results of monitoring. Read More

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July 2016
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Tick-related facial cellulitis caused by Francisella tularensis.

Infez Med 2016 Jun;24(2):140-3

Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Istanbul Medipol University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Tick-borne illnesses have diverse biological and clinical features that make recognition and appropriate treatment challenging. Arthropod-transmitted (ticks, fleas and deer flies) tularaemia remains a concern worldwide. Generally, two kinds of tularaemia manifestations, namely ulceroglandular and glandular infections, can arise from the bite of an infected arthropod vector. Read More

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June 2016
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Seroprevalence of West Nile virus, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, Francisella tularensis and Borrelia burgdorferi in rural population of Manisa, western Turkey.

J Vector Borne Dis 2016 Apr-Jun;53(2):112-7

Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.

Background & Objectives: Zoonotic diseases are well recognised threat to public health globally. The information of regional prevalence and associated risk factors allow the national programmes to determine and frame better strategies for their control, as they also provide the actual status of zoonosis in the region. The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of West Nile virus (WNV), Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), Francisella tularensis and Borrelia burgdorferi among the rural residents of Manisa region, Turkey and to identify the associated risk factors. Read More

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April 2017
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A Clinical Review of Tick-Borne Diseases in Arkansas.

J Ark Med Soc 2016 May;112(13):254-8

Tick-borne diseases are illnesses transmitted by ticks harboring wide variety of pathogens. Arkansas is reported as one of the states with a high incidence of tick-borne diseases. In Arkansas the four most frequently occurring tick-borne diseases are Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF, also known as Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis), Ehrlichiosis, Tularemia and Anaplasmosis. Read More

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May 2016
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[EPIDEMIOLOGIC SITUATION BY NATURAL-FOCI INFECTIONS IN THE CRIMEA FEDERAL DISTRICT IN 2014-2015].

Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol 2016 Mar-Apr(2):62-9

Aim: Analysis of epidemic manifestations of natural-foci infections (NFI), clarification of spectrum of their causative agents, determination of epizootic activity of natural foci in the Crimea Federal District (KFD).

Materials And Methods: Epizootologic examination of 10 administrative districts of KDF was carried out. 291 pools (2705 specimens) of ixodes ticks and 283 samples of organs of small mammals were studied by PCRmethod for the presence of DNA/RNA of causative agents of a number of NFI. Read More

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June 2016
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[Tick-borne diseases in Poland: Prevalence and difficulties in diagnostics].

Med Pr 2016 ;67(1):73-87

Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi / Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland (Zakład Mikrobiologii Farmaceutycznej i Diagnostyki Mikrobiologicznej / Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Microbiological Diagnostics).

The article presents an overview of diagnostics of tick-borne diseases in Poland, which form one of the most prevalent group of occupational illnesses in the Polish area. This is a current issue due to a constantly growing number of tick-borne infections, i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/mp.5893.00264DOI Listing
July 2016
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A Woman With Bilateral Cervical Lymphadenopathy.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2016 08;142(8):799-800

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, St Louis, Missouri.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2016.0021DOI Listing
August 2016
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The ecological niche of Dermacentor marginatus in Germany.

Parasitol Res 2016 Jun 19;115(6):2165-74. Epub 2016 Mar 19.

Institute for Veterinary Public Health, Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210, Vienna, Austria.

The ixodid tick Dermacentor marginatus (Sulzer, 1776) is endemic throughout southern Europe in the range of 33-51 (°) N latitude. In Germany, however, D. marginatus was exclusively reported in the Rhine valley and adjacent areas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-016-4958-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4863919PMC
June 2016
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Tick-Borne Illnesses.

Curr Sports Med Rep 2016 Mar-Apr;15(2):98-104

Madigan Army Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, Fort Lewis, WA.

Tick-borne diseases are prevalent throughout the United States. These illnesses are caused by a variety of different pathogens that use ticks as vectors, including bacteria, viruses, rickettsia, and protozoa. Some of the most common illnesses caused by ticks are Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, tularemia, Colorado tick fever, tick-borne relapsing fever, and Powassan disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/JSR.0000000000000238DOI Listing
December 2016
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Pilot Cross-Sectional Study of Three Zoonoses (Lyme Disease, Tularaemia, Leptospirosis) among Healthy Blood Donors in Eastern Slovakia.

Cent Eur J Public Health 2015 06;23(2):100-6

Department of Occupational Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, P. J. Šafárik University and L. Pasteur University Hospital, Košice, Slovak Republic.

Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the seroprevalence of three zoonotic infections among healthy blood donors/volunteers in Eastern Slovakia.

Methods: Sera from 124 blood donors were investigated for the presence of antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi, Francisella tularensis and Leptospira pomona. The participants also completed the questionnaire about demographic, exposure and epidemiological characteristics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21101/cejph.a4052DOI Listing
June 2015
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Molecular Investigation of Francisella-Like Endosymbiont in Ticks and Francisella tularensis in Ixodid Ticks and Mosquitoes in Turkey.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2016 Jan 7;16(1):26-32. Epub 2016 Jan 7.

1 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Erciyes University , Kayseri, Turkey .

This study was carried out to investigate the molecular prevalence of Francisella-like endosymbionts (FLEs) and Francisella tularensis in ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and mosquitoes in Turkey. Genomic DNA pools were constructed from a total of 1477 adult hard ticks of Rhipicephalus (Rh.) annulatus, Rh. Read More

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January 2016
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Arthropod-Borne Diseases: The Camper's Uninvited Guests.

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Gregory Juckett

Microbiol Spectr 2015 Aug;3(4)

West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV 26506.

Arthropod-borne diseases are a major problem whenever outdoor activities bring arthropods and people into contact. The arthropods discussed here include arachnids (ticks) and insects. Most arthropod bites and stings are minor, with the notable exception being bee-sting anaphylaxis. Read More

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August 2015
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A case of Francisella tularensis subspecies holarctica in China.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2015 Sep 17;6(6):802-4. Epub 2015 Jul 17.

Department of Plague, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, State Key Laboratory for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Beijing, China.

We report a highly unusual case of ulceroglandular tularemia in Beijing, China. The serological texting, and sequencing of three specific genes by PCR analysis, suggested that this case was infected by Francisella tularensis. Next, using 15 canonical single-nucleotide polymorphisms and insertion-deletion markers (SNPs-INDELs) and five variable-number tandem repeat loci (VNTRs), this case was assigned to a known clade from Russia, and not to the four clades that were previously identified, including previous Chinese isolates. Read More

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September 2015
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Recognition of and Prompt Treatment for Tick-Borne Infections in Children.

Infect Dis Clin North Am 2015 Sep 16;29(3):539-55. Epub 2015 Jul 16.

Department of Pediatrics, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 50 North Dunlap Street, Memphis, TN 38103, USA. Electronic address:

Tick-borne infections create diagnostic challenges because they tend to present with nonspecific findings. Because clinicians often fail to recognize tick-borne illnesses in early stages, therapy is frequently delayed or omitted. This is especially problematic for rickettsial infections (Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis), because the risk of long-term morbidity and mortality increases with delayed treatment. Read More

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September 2015
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Different Ecological Niches for Ticks of Public Health Significance in Canada.

PLoS One 2015 1;10(7):e0131282. Epub 2015 Jul 1.

Groupe de Recherche en Épidémiologie des Zoonoses et Santé Publique, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada; Public Health Agency of Canada, Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada.

Tick-borne diseases are a growing public health concern as their incidence and range have increased in recent decades. Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease in Canada due to northward expansion of the geographic range of Ixodes scapularis, the principal tick vector for the Lyme disease agent Borrelia burgdorferi, into central and eastern Canada. In this study the geographical distributions of Ixodid ticks, including I. Read More

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April 2016
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Tularaemia in southwest Germany: Three cases of tick-borne transmission.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2015 Jul 21;6(5):611-4. Epub 2015 May 21.

Department of Epidemiology and Health Reporting, Baden-Wuerttemberg State Health Office, District Government Stuttgart, Nordbahnhofstr. 135, 70191, Germany.

Tularaemia, caused by Francisella tularensis, is an endemic zoonosis frequently occurring in southwest Germany. Since 2005 there is an increase in the number of reported cases of tularaemia in Germany. We report on two cases of ulceroglandular tularaemia and one case of glandular tularaemia that occurred in the summer of 2012 and 2013 in two counties in the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Read More

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July 2015
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Tick-borne diseases of the USA: Ten things clinicians should know.

J Infect 2015 Jun 24;71 Suppl 1:S88-96. Epub 2015 Apr 24.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, 50 N. Dunlap Street, Research Tower, Room 464R, Memphis, TN 38103 USA. Electronic address:

This article highlights critical aspects of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of tick-borne infections in children. Principles that apply broadly across the continental United States are emphasized, rather than details of each disease. Tick-borne infections are often confused with other, more common childhood illnesses, in part because of their nonspecific initial clinical findings and because patients are usually unaware of their preceding tick exposures. Read More

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June 2015
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Hard ticks (Ixodidae) and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in south west of Iran.

Acta Med Iran 2015 ;53(3):177-81

Veterinary Administration, DarrehShahr County, Iran.

Ticks are vectors of some important arthropod-borne diseases in both fields of veterinary and medicine, such as Lyme, tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and some types of encephalitis as well as Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). Iran is known as one of the main foci of CCHF in west of Asia. This study was conducted in DarrehShahr County because of the development of animal husbandry in this area to detect the fauna and viral infection of the hard ticks of livestock. Read More

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September 2015
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Zoonotic occupational diseases in forestry workers - Lyme borreliosis, tularemia and leptospirosis in Europe.

Ann Agric Environ Med 2015 ;22(1):43-50

Institute for Work and Health, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Introduction: Forestry workers and other people who come into close contact with wild animals, such as hunters, natural science researchers, game managers or mushroom/berry pickers, are at risk of contracting bacterial, parasitological or viral zoonotic diseases. Synthetic data on the incidence and prevalence of zoonotic diseases in both animals and humans in European forests do not exist. It is therefore difficult to promote appropriate preventive measures among workers or people who come into direct or indirect contact with forest animals. Read More

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December 2015
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Demographic characteristics and infectious diseases of a population of American black bears in Humboldt County, California.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2015 Feb;15(2):116-23

1 Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California , Davis, California.

American black bears (Ursus americanus) are common, widely distributed, and broad-ranging omnivorous mammals in northern California forests. Bears may be susceptible to pathogens infecting both domestic animals and humans. Monitoring bear populations, particularly in changing ecosystems, is important to understanding ecological features that could affect bear population health and influence the likelihood that bears may cause adverse impacts on humans. Read More

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February 2015
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Occurrence of Francisella spp. in Dermacentor reticulatus and Ixodes ricinus ticks collected in eastern Poland.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2015 Apr 31;6(3):253-7. Epub 2015 Jan 31.

Department of Zoonoses, Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland.

A total of 530 questing Dermacentor reticulatus ticks and 861 questing Ixodes ricinus ticks were collected from Lublin province (eastern Poland) and examined for the presence of Francisella by PCR for 16S rRNA (rrs) and tul4 genes. Only one female D. reticulatus tick out of 530 examined (0. Read More

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April 2015
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