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In mid-July 2016, a Pennsylvania resident aged 15 years who had recently returned from Thailand was treated by a pediatrician for sore throat, fever, and bilateral thigh abscesses at the sites of mosquito bites. She had traveled to northeast Thailand with nine other teens as part of an 18-day...

Author(s)
Mitchell, P. K.; Campbell, C.; Montgomery, M. P.; Paoline, J.; Wilbur, C.; Posivak-Khouly, L.; Garafalo, K.; Elrod, M.; Liu, L.; Weltman, A.
Publisher
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta , USA
Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2017, 66, 37, pp 1001-1002
Abstract

The report presents a well-documented case of symptomatic co-infection of Babesia microti and Borrelia burgdorferi in a Polish immunocompetent patient after travelling to Canada and the USA.

Author(s)
Jabłońska, J.; Żarnowska-Prymek, H.; Stańczak, J.; Kozłowska, J.; Wiercińska-Drapało, A.
Publisher
Instytut Medycyny WSI im. W. Chodźki, Lublin, Poland
Citation
Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, 2016, 23, 2, pp 387-389
Abstract

Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto is the main etiological agent of Lyme disease (LD) in the USA. In Brazil, it is believed that a similar spirochete is the causal agent of the Baggio-Yoshinari syndrome (BYS), a zoonosis also transmitted by ticks, whose clinical manifestations are similar to those...

Author(s)
Socoloski, S. N. G.; Castro, B. G. de; Cordeiro, M. D.; Fonseca, A. H. da; Cepeda, M. B.; Nicolino, R. R.; Lopes, L. B.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2018, 50, 4, pp 831-836
Abstract

Indigenous small cyprinid fish species play an important role in Great Lakes ecosystems and also comprise the backbone of a multimillion-dollar baitfish industry. Due to their widespread use in sport fisheries of the Laurentian Great Lakes, there are increasing concerns that baitfish may introduce...

Author(s)
Boonthai, T.; Loch, T. P.; Zhang QingLi; Deuren, M. G. van; Faisal, M.; Whelan, G. E.; Herbst, S. J.
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, 2018, 30, 4, pp 253-263
Abstract

Arcobacter butzleri is an emerging pathogen that has been implicated as the causative agent of persistent watery diarrhea. We describe a case involving a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who developed invasive A. butzleri bacteremia. This case illustrates the unique challenges involved in...

Author(s)
Arguello, E.; Otto, C. C.; Mead, P.; Babady, N. E.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2015, 53, 4, pp 1448-1451
Abstract

Buruli ulcer, the third most common mycobacterial disease worldwide, rarely affects travelers and is uncommon in the United States. We report a travel-associated case imported from Australia and review 3 previous cases diagnosed and treated in the United States. The differential diagnoses for...

Author(s)
Thomas, B. S.; Bailey, T. C.; Bhatnagar, J.; Ritter, J. M.; Emery, B. D.; Jassim, O. W.; Hornstra, I. K.; George, S. L.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2014, 20, 11, pp 1876-1879
Abstract

We present the case of an international traveller who was eventually diagnosed with amoebiasis and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) after she presented with recurring fevers. The patient was also diagnosed with non-amoebic bacterial hepatitis. Positron emission tomography (PET)...

Author(s)
Singh, S.; Bundrick, J. B.
Publisher
Informa Healthcare, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2011, 43, 8, pp 661-663
Abstract

A 30-year-old man was seen in the emergency room in January 2011 because of diarrhoea. The patient had been well 5 days earlier, when he traveled to a resort in the Dominican Republic for a social event. On his fourth day in the Dominican Republic, 2 days before this presentation, he flew back to...

Author(s)
Ryan, E. T.; Madoff, L. C.; Ferraro, M. J.
Publisher
Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, USA
Citation
New England Journal of Medicine, 2011, 364, 26, pp 2536-2541
Abstract

Background: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are an important cause of diarrhea and the major cause of postdiarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome. Non-O157 STEC infections are being recognized with greater frequency because of changing laboratory practices. Methods: Foodborne Diseases...

Author(s)
Gould, L. H.; Mody, R. K.; Ong, K. L.; Clogher, P.; Cronquist, A. B.; Garman, K. N.; Lathrop, S.; Medus, C.; Spina, N. L.; Webb, T. H.; White, P. L.; Wymore, K.; Gierke, R. E.; Mahon, B. E.; Griffin, P. M.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 2013, 10, 5, pp 453-460
Abstract

Cholera is a gastroenteric disease caused by epidemic or pandemic Vibrio cholerae which still is responsible for over 100,000 annual deaths worldwide. Since October 2010, Haiti experienced a cholera outbreak affecting more than 300,000 persons. Few imported cases related to the Haitian epidemic...

Author(s)
Reyes-Corcho, A.; Pinsker, R. W.; Sarkar, S.; Bagheri, F.; Patel, M. C.; Lam, P.; González, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2012, 10, 5/6, pp 236-239

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