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Intra and peridomiciliary comparison of density, sex ratio and gonotrophic stage of Phlebotomus sergenti in an active anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis focus in Morocco.

Acta Trop 2021 Jun 9:106005. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Granada, Spain.

Cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania tropica represents a major public health problem due to its ability to spread into non-endemic areas by means of its vectors, and the associated dramatic psychosocial impact. The objective of this work was to compare the intra and extradomiciliary density, sex ratio and gonotrophic stage of sand flies from a recent active focus in Morocco. This field study is based on the need to optimize the effectiveness of control programs. Read More

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The role of chicken management practices in children's exposure to environmental contamination: a mixed-methods analysis.

BMC Public Health 2021 Jun 8;21(1):1097. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Nutrition, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.

Background: Household chicken production presents an opportunity to promote child nutrition, but the benefits might be offset by increased environmental contamination. Using household surveys, direct observations, and in-depth interviews with woman caregivers, we sought to describe the relationship between chicken management practices and household exposure to environmental contamination, and assess barriers to adopting improved husbandry practices.

Methods: First, we analyzed baseline data from 973 households raising chickens in the two interventions arms from the Agriculture-to-Nutrition (ATONU) study in Ethiopia to assess the relationship between animal management practices and environmental exposures. Read More

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Effect of housing and nutritional interventions during winter on wool attributes of Corriedale sheep.

Trop Anim Health Prod 2021 Jun 7;53(3):348. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Sher-E-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Kashmir, Srinagar, 190006, J&K, India.

There are several factors that can directly or indirectly influence wool quality and quantity in sheep, the main elements being genetic and environmental factors. An experiment was conducted to assess the effect of different management/housing interventions during winter on wool quality and yield in Corriedale ewes. Forty healthy pregnant ewes were selected and divided into four groups (G, G, G, G) based on their body weight and parity. Read More

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Bacterial Contamination Analysis of Residential Toilet Room Environment and Delivery of Residual Bacterial Growth Prevention Efficacy on Residential Toilet Permeable Surfaces Using Toilet Air Freshener Product.

Biocontrol Sci 2021 ;26(2):85-93

KOURAI Microbiology Laboratory.

Toilet malodor is one of the most concerned malodor in residential houses, so that many technologies and products have been developed by which is aiming to remove or reduce such toilet malodor. Toilet malodour is generated from human faecal matters left inside of toilet bowl and from that deposited outside of toilet bowl such as toilet floors. In order to remove or prevent the malodor generated outside of toilet bowl, it is effective to do more frequent cleaning of toilet room surfaces or place a deodorizer which mask the malodour by perfume. Read More

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January 2021

HEDGEROW MITIGATION TO PREVENT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE OF A POPULATION LIVING IN A RURAL AREA.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2021 May 17. Epub 2021 May 17.

Federal Fluminense University, Rua Marques do Paraná, 303, Niterói, 24030-122, Niterói, R.J., Brazil.

Farmer populations living in houses inside vegetable gardens are exposed to indoor pesticide pollution. The pulverization drift and volatile pesticides transported by wind are important sources of indoor pollution, which can be mitigated by hedgerows. This study was the first attempt in Brazil to investigate the efficiency of six different hedgerow species in decreasing pesticide residues in air. Read More

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Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Outbreak Investigation in Hajjah Governorate, Yemen, in 2018: Case-Control Study.

JMIR Public Health Surveill 2021 May 14;7(5):e27442. Epub 2021 May 14.

Department of Public Health, Community Medicine and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Amman, Jordan.

Background: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in Yemen. About 4440 cases were reported in 2019. On July 23, 2018, a Hajjah governorate surveillance officer notified the Ministry of Public Health and Population about an increase in the number of CL cases in Bani-Oshb, Kuhlan district, Hajjah governorate. Read More

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Does Traditional Feeding of Outdoor Guard Dogs Provide a Food Resource for Wild Mammals and Birds?

Animals (Basel) 2021 Apr 22;11(5). Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Department of Zoology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Wojska Polskiego 71 C, 60-625 Poznań, Poland.

Access to food is crucial in the life of birds and affects reproduction, survival and, consequently, population size. In the case of bird species inhabiting villages, poorer food conditions now exist, mainly because of changes in the lifestyle of rural residents and a reduction in the number of farm animals traditionally housed in backyards. Recent changes have also affected dog populations in villages, and the majority of them are no longer kept outside as guard dogs, but rather inside houses as pets. Read More

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Review of Issues on Residual Malaria Transmission.

J Infect Dis 2021 Apr;223(Supplement_2):S61-S80

HydroSciences Montpellier, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), CNRS , Université Montpellier, Montpellier, France.

Residual malaria transmission is the actual maintained inoculation of Plasmodium, in spite of a well-designed and implemented vector control programs, and is of great concern for malaria elimination. Residual malaria transmission occurs under several possible circumstances, among which the presence of exophilic vector species, such as Anopheles dirus, or indoor- and outdoor-biting vectors, such as Anopheles nili, or specific behavior, such as feeding on humans indoors, then resting or leaving the house the same night (such as Anopheles moucheti) or also changes in behavior induced by insecticides applied inside houses, such as the well-known deterrent effect of permethrin-treated nets or the irritant effect of DDT. The use of insecticides may change the composition of local Anopheles populations, such as A. Read More

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Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper": a case study to evaluate the influence of visitors on the Museum preservation systems.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Apr 4. Epub 2021 Apr 4.

Department of Chemistry and Biology, University of Salerno, via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084, Fisciano, Salerno, Italy.

The most important parameter to obtain an appropriate preservation condition of museum environments concerns the indoor air quality. The exposure of artwork and materials to gaseous and particulate pollutants introduced by visitors and either indoor or outdoor sources contributes to their decay. In this work, we evaluated the possible monitoring of the visitors' influence using the stable carbon isotopic ratio of CO and the concentration of NH as a real-time tool. Read More

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Indoor and outdoor radionuclide distribution in houses after the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.

J Environ Radioact 2021 Jun 8;232:106572. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 45-169 Sukakeba, Kaibana, Haramachi-ku, Minamisoma City, Fukushima, 9750036, Japan.

An enormous amount of radionuclides was released into the atmosphere following the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, with part of it penetrating houses. Information on radionuclide distribution inside and outside houses is useful for indoor external dose assessments. To investigate the radionuclide distribution, we collected both soil samples around the target houses and house material samples (i. Read More

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Rodent control to fight plague: field assessment of methods based on rat density reduction.

Integr Zool 2021 Mar 11. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Plague Unit, Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Rodents represent a serious threat to food security and public health. The extent to which rodent control can mitigate the risk from rodent-borne disease depends on both the effectiveness of control in reducing rodent abundance and the impact on disease epidemiology. Focusing on a plague-endemic region of Madagascar, this study compared the effectiveness of 3 methods: live-traps, snap-traps, and rodenticides. Read More

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Personal protection with PBO-pyrethroid synergist-treated nets after 2 years of household use against pyrethroid-resistant Anopheles in Tanzania.

Parasit Vectors 2021 Mar 10;14(1):150. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical, London, United Kingdom.

Background: The spread of pyrethroid resistance in malaria vectors threatens the effectiveness of standard long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN). Synergist nets combine pyrethroid (Py) and piperonyl-butoxide (PBO) to enhance potency against resistance mediated by mono-oxygenase mechanisms. Our project assessed personal protection of the World Health Organization first-in-class PBO-Py LLIN (Olyset Plus) versus the standard LLIN (Olyset net) against pyrethroid-resistant Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (s. Read More

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Maximizing avertable doses with a minimum amount of waste for remediation of land areas around typical single family houses after radioactive fallout based on Monte Carlo simulations.

Sci Rep 2021 Feb 25;11(1):4643. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Department of Translational Medicine, Medical Radiation Physics, Lund University, Malmö, 205 02, Sweden.

The uncontrolled release of long-lived radioactive substances from nuclear accidents can contaminate inhabited land areas. The removal of topsoil is an important method for reducing future radiation exposure but can also generate a large amount of waste that needs safe disposal. To the best of our knowledge, previous studies have determined the optimal depth of topsoil removal but not the size of the area designated for this measure. Read More

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February 2021

Impact of microbial waste additives and glucose on ammonia emissions from broiler litter in the lab.

J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 2021 25;56(4):454-459. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Prestage Department of Poultry Science, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Ammonia (NH) produced inside livestock houses can adversely affect animal welfare and performance and degrade the environment. In broiler houses, NH levels are mitigated by applying acidifiers to the litter but acidifiers provide short-term NH suppression requiring heavy or repeated applications. Microbial additives may provide longer-term NH control through nitrogen (N) immobilization and nitrification. Read More

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Socioenvironmental Factors Influencing Distribution and Intensity of Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in the Brazilian Amazon: Challenges for the 2030 Agenda.

J Trop Med 2021 4;2021:6610181. Epub 2021 Feb 4.

Laboratório de Epidemiologia e Sistemática Molecular, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STHs) are poverty-related diseases with high prevalence rates in developing countries. The present study aims to describe the epidemiological scenario of STHs in an urban population in the Brazilian Amazon. A cross-sectional survey ( = 349 children aged 1-15 years) was carried out to obtain faecal samples and sociodemographic and sanitation data. Read More

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February 2021

Potential of Outdoor Ultra-Low-Volume Aerosol and Thermal Fog to Suppress the Dengue Vector, Aedes aegypti, Inside Dwellings.

J Am Mosq Control Assoc 2020 09;36(3):189-196

A field study investigated penetration of outdoor ground ultra-low-volume (ULV) aerosol and thermal fog adulticide applications into a dwelling to control the dengue vector Aedes aegypti (L). Four applications of Kontrol 4-4 (4.6% permethrin active ingredient [AI], 4. Read More

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September 2020

Residential Radon in Manizales, Colombia: Results of a Pilot Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 01 29;18(3). Epub 2021 Jan 29.

Grupo de Investigación Promoción de la Salud y Prevención de la Enfermedad (GIPSPE), Departamento de Salud Pública, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales 170002, Colombia.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless noble gas, causally related with the onset of lung cancer. We aimed to describe the distribution of radon exposure in the municipality of Manizales, Colombia, in order to estimate the population's exposure and establish the percentage of dwellings that surpass reference levels. A cross-sectional study representing all geographical areas was carried out by measuring indoor radon concentrations. Read More

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January 2021

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the Emergency Room and Orthopedic Departments in Piacenza: a retrospective analysis.

Acta Biomed 2020 12 30;91(14-S):e2020028. Epub 2020 Dec 30.

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Introduction And Aim: The Coronavirus pandemic represents one of the most massive health emergencies in the last century. Aim of the study is to evaluate the trend of E.R. Read More

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December 2020

Distribution characteristics of bioaerosols inside pig houses and the respiratory tract of pigs.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2021 Apr 5;212:112006. Epub 2021 Feb 5.

Research Center for Livestock Environmental Control and Smart Production, College of Animal Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China. Electronic address:

Particulate matter (PM) is a carrier of many substances. Microorganisms are vital constituents contained in PM, and their varieties and concentrations are closely connected to human health and animal production. This study aimed to investigate the distribution characteristics of bioaerosols inside a pig house and in the respiratory tract of pigs. Read More

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Exploring the influence of different habitats and their volatile chemistry in modulating sand fly population structure in a leishmaniasis endemic foci, Kenya.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2021 02 1;15(2):e0009062. Epub 2021 Feb 1.

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya.

Phlebotomine sand flies transmit many viral protozoan and bacterial pathogens of public health importance. Knowledge of the ecologic factors influencing their distribution at local scale can provide insights into disease epidemiology and avenues for targeted control. Animal sheds, termite mounds and houses are important peri-domestic and domestic habitats utilized by different sand flies as resting or breeding habitats. Read More

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February 2021

Fine-scale distribution of malaria mosquitoes biting or resting outside human dwellings in three low-altitude Tanzanian villages.

PLoS One 2021 28;16(1):e0245750. Epub 2021 Jan 28.

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Background: While malaria transmission in Africa still happens primarily inside houses, there is a substantial proportion of Anopheles mosquitoes that bite or rest outdoors. This situation may compromise the performance of indoor insecticidal interventions such as insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). This study investigated the distribution of malaria mosquitoes biting or resting outside dwellings in three low-altitude villages in south-eastern Tanzania. Read More

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January 2021

Factors associated with Chikungunya infection in a cohort of women aged 15-39 y in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2021 Jan 18. Epub 2021 Jan 18.

Federal University of Ceará, 1608 Prof. Costa Mendes Street, Didactics Building, 5th floor, Rodolfo Teófilo, Fortaleza 60430-160, Brazil.

Background: Outbreaks of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) occurred in Brazil during 2015-2017. Fortaleza was the city that reported the most cases.

Methods: The first round of a cohort study was conducted among women aged 15-39 y in Fortaleza, Brazil, in 2018 (Zika in Fortaleza). Read More

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January 2021

What is the radiation before 5G? A correlation study between measurements in situ and in real time and epidemiological indicators in Vallecas, Madrid.

Environ Res 2021 03 9;194:110734. Epub 2021 Jan 9.

Biomedical Technology Center, CTB, Madrid, Spain; CIBER - BBN, Spain.

Background: Exposure of the general population to electromagnetic radiation emitted by mobile phone base stations is one of the greater concerns of residents affected by the proximity of these structures due to the possible relationship between radiated levels and health indicators.

Objectives: This study aimed to find a possible relationship between some health indicators and electromagnetic radiation measurements.

Methods: A total of 268 surveys, own design, were completed by residents of a Madrid neighborhood surrounded by nine telephone antennas, and 105 measurements of electromagnetic radiation were taken with a spectrum analyzer and an isotropic antenna, in situ and in real - time, both outside and inside the houses. Read More

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Monitoring mosquito nuisance for the development of a citizen science approach for malaria vector surveillance in Rwanda.

Malar J 2021 Jan 10;20(1):36. Epub 2021 Jan 10.

Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Background: Many countries, including Rwanda, have mosquito monitoring programmes in place to support decision making in the fight against malaria. However, these programmes can be costly, and require technical (entomological) expertise. Involving citizens in data collection can greatly support such activities, but this has not yet been thoroughly investigated in a rural African context. Read More

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January 2021

Natural arbovirus infection rate and detectability of indoor female Aedes aegypti from Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2021 01 4;15(1):e0008972. Epub 2021 Jan 4.

Department of Environmental Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

Arbovirus infection in Aedes aegypti has historically been quantified from a sample of the adult population by pooling collected mosquitoes to increase detectability. However, there is a significant knowledge gap about the magnitude of natural arbovirus infection within areas of active transmission, as well as the sensitivity of detection of such an approach. We used indoor Ae. Read More

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January 2021

Recommendations for building out mosquito-transmitted diseases in sub-Saharan Africa: the DELIVER mnemonic.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2021 Feb 28;376(1818):20190814. Epub 2020 Dec 28.

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation, The School of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark.

In sub-Saharan Africa, most transmission of mosquito-transmitted diseases, such as malaria or dengue, occurs within or around houses. Preventing mosquito house entry and reducing mosquito production around the home would help reduce the transmission of these diseases. Based on recent research, we make key recommendations for reducing the threat of mosquito-transmitted diseases through changes to the built environment. Read More

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February 2021

Resilience effects in food consumption behaviour at the time of Covid-19: perspectives from Italy.

Heliyon 2020 Dec 8;6(12):e05676. Epub 2020 Dec 8.

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Department of Psychology, 20123 Milan, Italy.

The Covid-19 pandemic lead Italy to undertake a severe lockdown for almost two months. All of a sudden, the lives of Italians were forced to shift in accordance with the regulations issued by government. This change in the lives of Italians can be mirrored by an adjustment in food consumer behaviour that, consequently, brought about a transition in the whole supply chain. Read More

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December 2020

Pseudomonas putida as a potential biocontrol agent against Salmonella Java biofilm formation in the drinking water system of broiler houses.

BMC Microbiol 2020 12 11;20(1):373. Epub 2020 Dec 11.

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems (M2S), Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics (CMPG), University of Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 20 box 2460, 3001, Leuven, Belgium.

Background: Environmental biofilms can induce attachment and protection of other microorganisms including pathogens, but can also prevent them from invasion and colonization. This opens the possibility for so-called biocontrol strategies, wherein microorganisms are applied to control the presence of other microbes. The potential for both positive and negative interactions between microbes, however, raises the need for in depth characterization of the sociobiology of candidate biocontrol agents (BCAs). Read More

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December 2020

Effects of heating laying hen houses between consecutive laying cycles on the survival of the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae.

Vet Parasitol 2020 Dec 6;288:109307. Epub 2020 Nov 6.

Wageningen University, Adaptation Physiology Group. P.O. Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, the Netherlands.

The poultry red mite (PRM) Dermanyssus gallinae, the most common ectoparasite affecting laying hens worldwide, is difficult to control. During the period between consecutive laying cycles, when no hens are present in the layer house, the PRM population can be reduced drastically. Heating a layer house to temperatures above 45 °C for several days in order to kill PRM has been applied in Europe. Read More

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December 2020

Reduction in lead exposures with lead-free ammunition in an advanced urban assault course.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2020 Nov-Dec;17(11-12):598-610. Epub 2020 Nov 17.

Army Public Health Center, Occupational Health Sciences, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

The training of soldiers for urban conflict involves marksmanship instruction on outdoor flat ranges and the teaching of close-quarter battle techniques in indoor facilities, referred to as shoot houses, where intense firing exercises can generate high air lead levels from small arms ammunition, flash bang grenades, and explosive devices. Levels of lead and copper in air were evaluated during five training activities of a 45-day training course using both stationary general area and breathing zone sampling over a 2-year period. Individual blood lead values were determined prior to and at course completion. Read More

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